Shifting to Remote Operations Jan 4-28, 2022

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority, and we continue to closely monitor the public health situation in our county. Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases, we are temporarily shifting to remote operations through January 28, 2022.  The decision is being made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of students and employees. 

All student services will be offered remotely during this time. 


The public health situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to change, and we will provide further updates as needed.  


Safe Return to Campus

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) leadership has determined all students attending face-to-face 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, facemasks are required on campus indoors and outdoors when you are within six-feet of another individual.


The 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 submitted proof of full vaccination for the fall 2021 semester or you are planning to take online-only classes, no further action is required.



Submitting Vaccine Documentation

For intersession (January, 2022) and spring 2022 semester, if you wish to take in-person/on-campus classes or wish to make an appointment to receive in person student services (i.e. counseling, financial aid, admissions & records, etc.) you will need have your vaccine documentation verified.


Please submit proof of vaccination as soon as possible to ensure your registration priority is not impacted.


DEADLINE to submit proof of vaccination:

  • Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 by NOON-- For those enrolling in the spring 2022 semester beginning Jan. 31, 2022.


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

Medical exemption forms can be accessed through this link.


Religious exemption forms can be accessed through this link.





Testing for Students and Employees

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Dates and Times 

Cuyamaca College (Annex #1) and Grossmont College (Bldg. 60)

Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.


Starting Monday, January 31 and throughout the spring semester

Grossmont College (Bldg. 60)

Monday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Cuyamaca College (Annex #1)

Monday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Wednesday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 


Eligibility for On-Campus COVID-19 Testing 

On-campus COVID-19 testing is open to students and employees of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. An appointment is not needed. At this time, the testing is not available to the public, family members of students or employees, or others. Students and employees can visit either campus for testing and can test more than once.  


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 on campus while indoors, and outdoors when within six-feet of another, regardless of vaccine status.


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.



Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATED: 1/14/22


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 must be fully vaccinated prior to the start of classes.  The deadline to submit proof of FULL vaccination status is: 

  • Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at NOON -- For those enrolling in the spring 2022 semester beginning Jan. 31, 2022.

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.

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. Transactional appointments (such as cashiers office, bookstore pick up, admissions & records paperwork delivery, dropping off financial aid forms, etc.) of less than 15-minutes do not require proof of vaccine, but social distancing and masking will be enforced.

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. (Class Schedule: Cuyamaca | Grossmont)


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.  (Class Schedule: Cuyamaca | Grossmont)

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

Q: What is the deadline to submit proof of vaccination?


  • Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at NOON -- For those enrolling in the spring 2022 semester beginning Jan. 31, 2022.


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