UPDATE: 1/6/22

Fellow Educators:
This afternoon, President Terrence Cheng announced our intention to resume in-person classes as scheduled for the spring semester. To prepare for students’ return to campus on January 21, 2022, all employees are expected to return to their regular on-ground schedule (or approved telework arrangement) beginning next Monday, January 10, 2022.

I want to again express my admiration and appreciation to all of you for your work throughout this academic year, and even since the beginning of the pandemic. At GCC, we have done an exemplary job of keeping our college community safe while continuing to provide top quality education, training, programming, and services to our students. Based on what I have already seen from GCC’s faculty, staff, and administration, I am confident that, with the mitigation measures we have in place, we are in a good position to have another successful semester.

As you have seen, we are constantly monitoring the situation, and will shift our operational stance if that proves to be necessary. Thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility. As always, thank you also for expressing your questions, concerns and ideas.

I look forward to seeing you all on campus next week.


W. Terry Brown, Ph.D. 

Campus Safety Protocols
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have symptoms, please go to COVID Self Report and fill out the form. You will be contacted by the COVID Coordinator. Any questions should be sent to
Remember masks are required indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status. Masks are available at the security desks if needed. Please do your part in keeping our community safe this semester.
Staying up to date on COVID related matters is important. Updates, forms and other up-to-date information is available here.


Students that are not compliant with current COVID-19 safety 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


A message from the GCC COVID Coordinator

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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