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Face covering requirements

We continue to require that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face covering while indoors in public spaces on campus. While outdoors, vaccinated individuals do not need to wear face coverings. Stay posted for updates as we monitor changing COVID-19 conditions. 

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

The Governor has signed into Law Senate Bill 114 (SB 114), providing up to 80 hours of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) to California workers at companies with at least 26 employees. This one-page poster offers a detailed summary.

Any employee applying this paid leave for time missed must have completed an official COVID-19 intake call with Human Resources, and meet the eligibility criteria outlined by SB 114. The SB 114 paid leave is only applicable to time missed from Jan. 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2022. Please reach out to Mike Walker in Human Resources if you have any questions about your eligibility for SB 114 SPSL, at

What are the circumstances that allow a covered employee to take 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave?

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave provides for two separate banks of leave, each up to 40 hours.
The first bank of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, up to 40 hours, is available to covered employees unable to work or telework due to any one of the following reasons:

    • Caring for Yourself:  The covered employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 (see note below), or has been advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine due to COVID-19, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.

    • Caring for a Family Member: The covered employee is caring for a family member who is either subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 (see note below) or has been advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine due to COVID-19, or the employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19 on the premises. See FAQ 6 for the definition of family member and child.

    • Vaccine-Related: The covered employee, or a qualifying family member, is attending a vaccine appointment or cannot work or telework due to vaccine-related side effects.

NOTE: The quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 is the period defined by an order or guidance of the California Department of Public Health, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local public health officer with jurisdiction over the workplace.

The second bank of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, up to 40 hours, is available only if an employee or a family member for whom they are providing care tested positive for COVID-19.

Quarantine update

If you are fully vaccinated and exposed to someone with COVID-19: Employees in this category are expected to remain at work unless symptoms are present. However, the recommendation is that you test on day 5.

If you are unvaccinated or not boosted and you are exposed to someone with COVID-19:  You are required to stay home for at  least 5 days, after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Quarantine will end after day 5 if symptoms are not present and you test negative. COVID testing must be completed by a monitored testing site. Antigen or PCR tests accepted.

If you test positive for COVID-19: Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms, is required to stay home for at least 5 days. Isolation will end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and you test negative. COVID testing must be completed by a monitored testing site. Antigen or PCR tests are accepted.

Onsite COVID-19 testing hours and registration info

Students and employees can get tested for COVID-19 onsite at either Grossmont or Cuyamaca College. 
These are the testing hours for the spring semester:

  • Grossmont College, Building 60 (Starting Feb. 23, location is moving to Building 34, First Floor Lobby):

    • Monday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    • Wednesday, 1 to 5 p.m.

  • Cuyamaca College, Annex #1:

    • Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Walk-ups are available, but advance registration is highly encouraged. To register:

Note: Testing is not available to the public or family members of students or employees.

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

Spring semester vaccination requirements

The District requires all students enrolled in on-campus classes or seeking in-person services for the spring 2022 semester to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask.

Students who already submitted proof of full vaccination for fall 2021 do not need to take any further action. 

Deadlines for submitting documentation:

  • For those enrolling in the spring semester, the deadline to submit documentation of being fully vaccinated was January 21, 2022.

In addition, 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.

Employee vaccination documentation

All employees of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. 

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but have not provided documentation, you must submit:

  • A form stating you are fully vaccinated

  • The date of your most recent vaccination dose

  • A copy of your vaccination record card, State of California SMART Health Card showing your vaccination record, email confirmation of vaccination, or other documentation showing you have been fully vaccinated

  • Authorization for the District to use information about your vaccination status for employment-related reasons.

Directions on how to upload vaccination into Workday are available here.

Vaccine exemptions and accommodations 

Some students and employees submitted religious or medical COVID-19 vaccine exemption requests. Human Resources and Health and Safety specialists reviewed the requests.  

The District then looked at approved exemptions to determine if unvaccinated individuals could be safely accommodated on campus. Many details were reviewed and considered before making final accommodation decisions. Factors considered included locations and functions of a position and amounts of direct contact with others. We are constantly monitoring the public health situation. 

Out of the District’s 2,417 active District employees, just 88 submitted exemption requests. All exemptions were granted. About two thirds (2/3) of accommodations were ether approved or the situations resolved themselves (i.e. the employee got vaccinated). One third (1/3) of accommodations were denied.  

Some exempted students were accommodated by continuing on-campus studies, depending on the discipline, while others were accommodated through online classes. Some exempted employees were accommodated depending on the details and requirements of their job, and others were accommodated by using leave time. All accommodated individuals must wear a mask and test while on campus. 

Campus links

More information is available on the Cuyamaca and Grossmont college campus’ Safe Return to Campus webpages. Cuyamaca | Grossmont

For information on accessing online services, visit Grossmont Student Support and Cuyamaca Student Support.


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 The District provides weekly updates on COVID-19 cases. Updates include the total number of student and employee cases, and the testing positivity rate.    


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 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.


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Last Updated: 03/25/2022
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