Welcome to the start of the fall semester at Grossmont College! We will do everything we can to help you reach your educational goals, even in these challenging times. You can also be assured that we are making extraordinary efforts to ensure that all campus facilities are regularly cleaned and sanitized.
You are receiving this email because you are registered in a course with one or more class meetings that will be held on campus at Grossmont College during Fall 2020.
To ensure the safety of our students and employees, everyone learning and working on campus will be required to take the following precautions. Students who refuse to comply with updated safety guidelines may be asked to remove themselves from class or receive a Student Code of Conduct referral to the Office of Student Affairs.
1) A face covering must always be worn while indoors. Face masks should also be worn when you are unable to use physical distancing (at least 6 feet from other persons) anywhere on campus. The face covering must be worn to provide coverage of your nose and mouth at all times. Please be sure to bring a face covering with you when you come to campus.
Some students may be exempted from wearing a face covering. Those exempted from wearing face coverings include:
- Persons with a medical condition, mental condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering.
- Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
If you believe you should be exempted from wearing a face covering, contact the Grossmont College Accessibility Resource Center at Grossmont.email@example.com
or (619) 644-7112 to arrange accommodations.
2) Practice physical distancing. Stay at least 6 feet away from other people while in the classroom or in the common areas, including restrooms, on campus.
3) Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face as much as possible.
4) Bring bottled water and your own food. The water fountains will not be available on campus to discourage the spread of COVID-19, but water filling stations are available in Griffin Center (Bldg. 60) and on the east side of Bldg. 31. Food service will not be available, so bring food to eat. Do not share your food with others to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
Take a moment to check yourself each morning before coming to campus. Take your temperature, and if it's more than 100.0 degrees, stay home. You should also stay home if you have any of these symptoms of COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Notify your instructor if you have a fever or feel ill, and they will work with you to keep up with your coursework if practical and if you are well enough to study at home.
IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 OR COME INTO CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID-19
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, do not come to campus. Contact your healthcare provider or Grossmont College Student Health & Wellness at (619) 644-7192. Please remain at home until you receive the test results and follow the instructions of your healthcare provider.
If you test positive for COVID-19:
- Contact your instructor immediately. This is important to let your instructor know that you will not be in class.
- Complete the Student Health & Wellness COVID-19 intake form on the Health & Wellness website. A nurse will contact you to determine an action plan.
- Stay home. The Centers for Disease Control recommends isolation for 10 days after symptoms first appear and 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medications and other COVID-19 symptoms are improving. You will not be able to return to campus until you have been cleared by Student Health & Wellness.
Any student who is unable to attend class because of COVID-19 symptoms or illness will not be penalized. Please work with your instructor on alternatives to coming to campus.
Thank you for helping to keep Grossmont College safe and healthy for everyone. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor.
We are happy that are you attending Grossmont College. Best wishes for a successful semester!
Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, Ed.D.
President, Grossmont College