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Student Vaccination Policy FAQs

In preparation for the start of the fall semester and a return to in-person, on-campus classes and services, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) leadership has determined that all students attending face-to-face classes or seeking access to in-person/on-campus services on the campuses of Grossmont or Cuyamaca College are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 .

The following FAQs are a resource for quick information. If you have a question not addressed here, it may be submitted to vaccines@gcccd.edu. 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: If you have received the first dose of the vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by August 16 but are not yet fully vaccinated (14-days after your second dose of Moderna/Pfizer or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson), you will need to participate in weekly testing until you are fully vaccinated. Contact Health Services at your respective college for more information Cuyamaca | Grossmont.

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, registration questions, 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: For Fall 2021 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. Nearly 70% of all courses in our district are offered online. 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’m enrolled in on-campus classes. 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. You can find all those links online. (Class Schedule: Cuyamaca | Grossmont)

Please note that students will not be permitted to remain enrolled in an in-person course if they are not vaccinated and do not have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Q; I cannot take the COVID-19 vaccination due to medical reasons. What is the process for requesting an exemption?

A: You may complete this form to request a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Your form must be submitted no later than one calendar week prior to the start of your class to allow for review.

Q: I cannot take the COVID-19 vaccination due to religious reasons. What is the process for requesting an exemption?

A: You may complete a form to request a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Your form must be submitted no later than one calendar week prior to the start of your class to allow for review.

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 https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/

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

A: Please submit your documentation no later than Monday, August 9 to attend in-person classes/student services beginning August, 16, 2021. As a general rule, submit your documentation as soon as possible and no later than one calendar week prior to the start of your class to allow for review. 

If there are questions not answered here, please submit them to vaccines@gcccd.edu

 

Last Updated: 07/30/2021
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