COVID-19 Updates

GWC Masked students

COVID-19 Updates

Masks Required Indoors

As of August 19, 2021, the Coast Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees has announced a face covering mandate while indoors across all college campuses.

The hope is that with this abundance of caution, additional time is granted for the community to get vaccinated and slow the spread of COVID-19 variants. For information about getting vaccinated, visit Health Services.

Please wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and stay healthy.

Because of the quickly evolving nature of the Coronavirus outbreak, this page has been created to serve as a resource guide for Golden West College students, faculty and staff.

The Coast Community College District should be your first stop for Coronavirus information for Golden West College, Orange Coast College and Coastline College where you can read more about:

  • The latest updates on the college and districts response to the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Messages from the Chancellor and other key leaders
  • View related guidance from human resources with general information around what to do if you or a colleague have symptoms. You'll also find guidance regarding what to do if you or a colleague need time off.
  • Submit a question, comment or concern to be answered by an expert

The Golden West College Student Health Center has information specific to our campus, featuring:

  • Contact information for the health center if you have questions
  • Handwashing tutorial video from the CDC

Student Services Online Resources provides links to student services and how you may access Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Counseling, CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS, Career Center, Transfer Center, Library, International Student Program (ISP), Title IX, Homeless Resources, Graduation, Certify Veteran Benefits, and Campus Life.

Golden West College Covid-19 Dashboard

The following graph and table detail weekly new positive cases of COVID-19 among Golden West College students and employees. *

2021 Updates

August 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

The Coast Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for students, faculty, staff, managers, and trustees on August 24, 2021. Those with medical or religious exemptions will be required to participate in a to-be-developed testing program. With this Board action, the Coast District has begun implementing the mandate and is developing the testing protocols.

The mandate for faculty, staff, managers, and trustees is to be implemented as soon as possible. The mandate will be implemented in phases throughout the fall semester for students. Ability to attend in-person fall semester classes will not be impacted.

More information can be found on the CCCD's Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page.