Safe Return to Campus

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) leadership has determined all students attending on-campus classes or seeking in-person services at Cuyamaca College are required to be vaccinated. You will need to provide proof of vaccination to register for classes. Additionally, face masks/covers are required in all instructional and student services (i.e. counseling, financial aid, etc.) spaces on campus.


This decision was made in alignment with the District priority to protect and maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators. It comes after careful examination of San Diego County data related to COVID-19 and with recommendations from the CDC, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, CalOSHA, and County of San Diego’s Public Health officials.


If you are not, or do not wish to be vaccinated, please register for online classes. Should you need assistance, we have a broad range of support services available.


If you have previously submitted vaccine documentation and been approved to take on-campus classes, no futher action is necessary. 


Submitting Vaccine Documentation

Vaccination verification is required for all in-person instruction and services. Please submit proof of vaccination as soon as possible, it may take 48 hours to be processed.



Please submit one of the following: (Acceptable file types no larger than 10 MB: pdf, jpg, png, gif, bmp, bm, tif, tiff)

  • A scan/photo of the front of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. (must include the dates of vaccination and the manufacturer brand – Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson)
  • A photo of your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record(QR Code) from the California Immunization Registry; (must include the dates of vaccination and the manufacturer brand – Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson)
  • medical statement from your doctor

Booster shots are not required at this time.





If you are enrolled in college courses on your high school campus, please follow your high school’s policies and protocols.



If you are taking a work-experience class and no other on-campus classes, please follow the policies and protocols of your work environment.



Requesting an Exemption

Unlike in the past, students with approved exemptions will be permitted to take on-campus classes beginning with the summer semester. If you have an approved exemption, you will be required to test weekly.


If you already submitted proof of full vaccination for fall 2021 or spring 2022, or an approved exemption for spring 2022, you do not need to resubmit those documents for summer 2022.


Once your exemption is uploaded, please allow 48 business hours for processing. You will receive an email regarding next steps.


Medical exemption forms can be accessed through this link.


Religious exemption forms can be accessed  through this link.





If you are registering for on-campus classes during the summer 2022 semester, please upload your documentation (proof of vaccine or an exemption request) by June 6, 2022. 


Check back in late May/early June for deadlines and information about the fall 2022 semester. 



Testing for Students and Employees

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Dates and Times 

GCCCD students and employees can get tested for COVID-19 on either campus, and can test more than once. Testing is not available to the public or family members of students or employees.


Walk-ups are available, but advance registration is highly encouraged. To register contact the Cuyamaca Health and Wellness Center:


Cuyamaca (Annex #1)

Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesdays: 7a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Grossmont (Building 60)

Monday:  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Off-campus Testing Locations 

COVID-19 testing is also available around the region. To find a location, visit: 

         County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency – Testing in San Diego County

         COVID Clinic

         Family Health Centers of San Diego County - COVID-19 Testing


Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Test

If you need to report a positive COVID-19 test or have a question specific to testing, please contact the Health & Wellness Center at 619-660-4200 or email or



Additional Information about On- Campus Instruction and Activity

Face Coverings

At this time, face covering/masks are required in all instructional and student support areas (i.e. counseling, financial aid, etc.) Unvaccinated students and guests are required to wear masks while on campus. 


A variety of directional and safety signage has been installed across campus. Posted messages will remind you to wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, alert you to high-touch items, and provide directions for waiting or queueing for services.

Symptom Self-Check

As an important health and safety measure, please conduct a self-screening for symptoms before you come to campus each day.


The Self-Check process is outlined online and provides information on how to proceed if you have symptoms.

Health and Safety Changes

We have taken many precautions to maintain a health and safe campus, including:

  • Improving indoor air quality by updating HVAC filtration systems,
  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting standards,
  • Hiring staff to assist with information and education about safety protocols,
  • Providing face-coverings and hand sanitizer as necessary,
  • Installing digital and print signage regarding face-coverings and social distancing, and
  • Creating designated outdoor study and eating areas with access to wi-fi.

Student Support Services

Nearly all student support services are available in-person by appointment. You can find virtual/remote hours of operation and contact information, as well as make an appointment for in-person services, on the website.



Need to Get Vaccinated?

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 and its variants. The vaccine is free and highly effective at protecting people from getting sick or ill with COVID-19. You can find more information or a vaccine clinic near you by visiting or by calling 211.


Free Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

May 2, 2022: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

June 13, 2022; 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In front of the B-Building

These clinics are free and open to the public. If you have any questions about the vaccine clinic, please contact Student Health and Wellness at 619-660-4200.



Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATED: 5/27/22


The following FAQs are a resource for quick information. If you have a question not addressed here, it may be submitted to We will do our best to keep these FAQs current and updated regularly.

Q: I have received the first (of two) dose of the vaccine. Can I still attend in-person classes?

A: Please upload your documents indicating your partial vaccination status to the database link provided:


Once you have received your second dose of the vaccine, please email your updated vaccination documentation and your student ID to


You will receive an email from a health and safety specialist when your documentation has been reviewed and you are cleared to access campus.

Q: I am having trouble with the upload. What should I do?

A: Please try again. Make sure your file type is pdf, jpg, png, gif, bmp, bm, tiff, or tif. If you are uploading from an iphone, make sure your image is not an HEIC file type. Further, please make sure your attachment is no larger than 10 MB.


If you continue to have issues, please email your documentation and your student ID number, first and last name to

Q: I uploaded my documents, what happens next?

A: Your documents will be verified by a health and safety specialist. You will receive an email notifying you that your student record has been updated. Please allow 1-2 days for processing. Proof of vaccination documentation are reviewed in the order received.

Q: Are students required to be vaccinated to meet with a counselor?

A: Yes. Scheduled in-person appointments with counselors require students to be vaccinated.

Q: I am unvaccinated, how can I access services?

A: All student services will continue to be offered remotely/online. You can find email addresses, phone numbers, links for Zoom, etc. online for each campus. (Cuyamaca | Grossmont)

Q: I am unvaccinated, what are my class options?

A: There are a number of options for remote/virtual education. Connect with your counselor (Cuyamaca | Grossmont) if you need help finding a class on either campus that works for you. 


For your health and safety, we urge you to get vaccinated. 

Q:  I am not vaccinated, and I don’t plan to be vaccinated. What are my options?

A: We will do our best to find an alternative online/remote course. Please contact your counselor (Cuyamaca | Grossmont) via email, phone, or Zoom appointment.  

Q: What is the process to provide proof of vaccination?

A: The details on acceptable documentation are outlined above. You can upload those documents here. If you need to download your vaccination record from the State of California database you can do so here


If there are questions not answered here, please submit them to