Beginning October 18, 2021

Students that are not compliant with COVID-19 mandates will no longer have access to the GCC campus. IDs will be deactivated and these students will not be able to enter the buildings.

What are the compliance mandates/protocols for students?

  1. Complete a self-attestation form in MyCommnet, indicating one of the following:
    • You are fully vaccinated
    • You are partially vaccinated
    • You have applied for a medical exemption (apply by emailing
    • You have applied for a non-medical exemption for consideration here
  2. Complete the required weekly testing if you are not fully vaccinated or have been approved for an exemption.
  3. Testing is available on campus every Tuesday between 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and every Wednesday between 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm in Room N101. Learn more and register for testing here

Fall 2021 Covid Operations Plan


CSCU COVID-19 Updates


Updates from the Campus CEO


Student Vaccination Mandate


GCC Community- Welcome Back!

The pandemic has challenged us in many ways and yet as a community we have persevered together. We are excited to welcome you back to campus. We must continue to remain vigilant and each of us do our part to protect each other. Please make sure to wear your masks, socially distance, wash your hands and most importantly, consider getting vaccinated. We hope this page serves as a resource for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

Best wishes for a healthy and successful semester!

Sharon Aceto
Associate Dean of Campus Operations & GCC Covid Coordinator


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at GCC

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education voted to require all students who participate in on-campus activities this fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This means that all students attending on-site classes or extracurricular activities in-person, must be fully vaccinated before coming to campus.

The vaccines that are currently authorized in the United States are safe, highly effective, and critical to resuming normal operations at our campuses this fall.

If you have not already done so, now is the time get vaccinated. With more infectious, more severe variants becoming more and more prevalent, getting your shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family.

More information is available on the CSCU website: View Vaccine Requirement FAQs (

Locate a vaccine near you. Go to the CT Vaccine Finder Website by clicking here.


Weekly testing is required for non-vaccinated and undeclared students, faculty and staff.

All Gateway students, faculty and staff who have received an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement and are participating in on-campus classes or activities are required to engage in weekly COVID-19 testing with our on-campus provider. This requirement does not apply to students who do not physically come to campus for classes and activities.

The CT State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) has contracted with Sema4 to offer testing on campus two times a week throughout the semester. Testing appointments will be offered each Tuesday between 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and each Wednesday between 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in N101. While testing is offered twice a week, you only need to get tested once per week.

Please register and book an appointment before arriving on campus. Sema4 will ask for your ID and insurance information at the time you come for your test. If you do not have insurance, it will not prevent you from participating in the testing program.

Please book your appointment by visiting Sema 4’s appointment portal or by scanning the QR code on the left with your phone, or visit the Sema4 website.


COVID Test Clinic


Days Times
Tuesday 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday 1:30 PM 6:30 PM

COVID-19 Mask & Social Distancing Guidelines

* Please review prior to your arrival to campus



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