COVID-19 Resources

GCCCD is committed to the health and well-being of our staff and students. This website is intended to be a one-stop shop for information related to COVID-19 and the GCCCD Repopulation Plan.

The District continues to monitor state and county directives, protocols, and procedures, and will adjust our plans accordingly. Please check back here regularly for the latest updates.


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For employees

Masking continues to be recommended (but not required) for all employees and students, including unvaccinated employees, in all District spaces, including student learning spaces.  Note that this change assumes that there is no significant change in the public health situation in the county. 

 *Surgical and N95 masks are available to all employees.

 COVID-19 Exposure and Isolation Requirements

 *Employees should follow the requirements below if they test positive for COVID-19 or become exposed to someone with COVID-19.

*Employees should continue to review the COVID-19 Daily Checklist. Those who become symptomatic are still required to depart campus immediately. It is imperative to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 and report this information to Human Resources.

Please contact Francys Ropohl in Human Resources if you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or test positive.

For employees who test POSITIVE for COVID-19

  • Everyone (regardless of vaccination status) who tests positive for COVID-19 will stay home for at least 5 calendar days after the start of symptoms or after the date of the first positive test if no symptoms are present.
  • Effective March 13, 2023, you may return to work after day 5  if symptoms are improving AND you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications), with no testing necessary.

For employees EXPOSED to COVID-19 (on or off campus):

  • Everyone (regardless of vaccination status) who is exposed to someone with COVID-19 will remain at work. No quarantine is required but you should test 3-5 days after the last exposure.
  • A well-fitting mask should be worn around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings and when near those at higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home. If a test result is positive, follow isolation requirements.

For students

Beginning Fall 2022, students are no longer required to be vaccinated. The District strongly encourages everyone to fully vaccinate for their own protection and the protection of others. Beginning December 19, 2022, all students are encouraged to continue masking at their discretion.  

Masks in a classroom or student-support area (i.e. counseling, financial aid, etc.), other areas and outdoors are not required, but are strongly encouraged where social distancing is not possible.

If a student has been exposed to COVID-19, they should complete the following instructions:

  1. If the student is not presenting symptoms of COVID-19, they do not need to quarantine.
  2. The student should get tested for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of the last exposure. Testing materials can be found on Cuyamaca’s campus at the Cuyamaca Health and Wellness Center, Campus and Parking Safety, and the Administration building. Grossmont College offers at-home tests at the Campus Health Center, District Human Resources, the Office of the President, and Campus and Parking Safety. Additional testing sites can be found around the county.
  3. If a student has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, they should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days and monitor their symptoms.
  4. If the student tests positive and develops symptoms, isolation should occur. Please contact the Grossmont College Health and Wellness Center at (619) 644-7192 or or the Cuyamaca College Health and Wellness Center at (619)660-4200 or for further information and instructions.

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SB 152)

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave expired as of December 31, 2022. 

Employee Vaccination Documentation

*Effective June 1, 2023, vaccines will no longer be required for employees and students at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.*



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High Risk Employees

Child Care Challenges

The Employee Assistance Program is available to provide information and referrals on a variety of personal needs, including:

  • Referrals to adult/elder and child/parenting support services, in addition to non-medical support with chronic conditions
  • Referrals for household services, shopping, entertainment, health and wellness and other personal services (dog walkers, tailors, translators)

To reach the service provider, OptumHealth, call 1-888-625-4809 or visit For more information, visit this District Human Resources Benefits Intranet page.

Employee training materials related to COVID-19 are available on the District’s Human Resources COVID-19 Resources Intranet page. Information covers the COVID-19 Daily checklist, Cal/OSHA requirements, and personal well-being. Among the helpful resources are a presentation (Webinar and PDF slides) on maintaining peace of mind during challenging times.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis, please call the San Diego Access & Crisis Line 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 888-724-7240. Online chat services are also available Monday through Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.