At GTCC, we care deeply about the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. We know that COVID-19 remains a threat, especially for those of us who are unvaccinated. Please take just three minutes to watch our new video message about the vaccine. You'll learn about the impact COVID-19 has had on underserved groups, and we'll point you toward reliable sources of information about COVID-19 and the vaccine.

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Operational Update

Nov. 17, 2021

On Nov. 15, 2021, the Guilford County Commissioners, serving in the capacity of the county Board of Health, voted to rescind the countywide mask mandate effective immediately.

Aligned with the County Commissioners’ decision, effective Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at 8 a.m. for all GTCC’s campuses, masks will only be required indoors in group settings, to include classrooms, labs, and meetings where two or more people are in close proximity. Of course, students and employees are free to continue to wear masks in all settings if this makes them more comfortable. All GTCC faculty, staff, and students must also adhere to the COVID precautions of other organizations while working or visiting other organizations during internships, clinicals, employer visits, etc.

We must continue to be careful about safe health practices. Currently, the biggest risk factor we face is that some faculty, staff, and students come to the college while exhibiting symptoms, which later are confirmed to be a result of COVID-19. If you are exhibiting symptoms, do not come to the college. Call the COVID-19 hotline to be directed on how to proceed in line with our COVID-19 protocols.

Below is a quick overview of current COVID-19 safety guidelines.

  1. The COVID-19 hotline is still operating as a resource for you. Please call 336-334-4822, ext. COVID (26843) if you experience symptoms, test positive, or have a COVID-19 related question. Individuals who call the hotline will be directed on how to proceed in line with our COVID-19 protocols. Calls are confidential.
  2. We strongly encourage all employees and students to get vaccinated. Vaccination is the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19. All fully vaccinated employees and students can receive a $500 incentive (see below) once they submit proof of their vaccination status. Vaccinations are widely available throughout the community and the Human Resources Department can assist you in finding locations.
  3. Masks must be worn in group settings: during class, labs, meetings, and other group settings where two or more people are in close proximity.
  4. Masks are not required outdoors on campus.
  5. Masks are not required indoors when the individual is alone in a room, office, or vehicle, or is not in close proximity of others.
  6. Proof of vaccination status will not be required except as verification for the vaccination incentive payment.
  7. Frequent handwashing is encouraged.
  8. Hand sanitizer stations are available on campus. Students and employees are reminded of symptoms via a pop-up message when logging into any computer on campus and instructed to go home and call the COVID-19 hotline if they exhibit symptoms.
  9. Posters will be updated to instruct students, employees, and visitors to wear a mask indoors in group settings and scan the QR code displayed for the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines. 

 

Vaccine Incentive Program

The governor and leading health experts have emphasized that all eligible individuals should get vaccinated. Increasing the number of vaccinated individuals will enable us to put the pandemic behind us more quickly and effectively. Therefore, we strongly encourage all faculty and staff to get vaccinated.

We have instituted a $500 incentive for all fully vaccinated students and employees. Visit our Vaccine Incentive Program page for details on how to apply for your incentive.

Vaccine Incentive Program

Thank you for your continued service to our students, our communities, and each other.