COVID-19 Information


The COVID-19 vaccination mandate with testing protocol stays in effect through May 31, 2022. Coast Community College District shifted its policy to Click here to read more...

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 statistics, precautions, testing centers and treatment facilities within Orange County, please refer to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

  • Cleared4 Platform for the COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate with Testing Protocol, click here

GWC COVID-19 HOTLINE - Questions about the Covid-19 Mandate or the Cleared4 Message?
Give us a call or email:  714-895-8160 or
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm & Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • For other COVID-19 vaccination appointments and resources, visit the Othena website.
  • Orange County has begun free, AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTING for OC residents. To find out more about how to obtain a free, at-home saliva test-kit, click here.
  • Find a COVID-19 test site near you.
  • To make an appointment for a COVID-19 test, click here.
  • Nurse Advice Lines: Check your health insurance card for a Nurse Advice Line telephone number. You may also call the GWC Student Health Center at 714-895-8379.
  • International Students with Aetna Insurance can call the 24-hour Health Line at 1-800-556-1555.
  • Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) Covid Hotline: 714-834-2000 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
  • If you are sick:   CDC Steps if You Are Sick
  • If you are caring for someone who is sick:   CDC Advice for Caregivers


If you develop any of these emergency warning signs for COVID-19, CALL 911:

Trouble breathing

Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

New confusion or inability to arouse

Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

If you call 911 for a medical emergency:   Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives




Cleared4 Platform for the COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate with Testing Protocol

Dear Student:

As previously communicated, the COVID-19 vaccination mandate with testing protocol goes into effect on January 31, 2022. Coast Community College District has selected a health and safety platform Cleared4.

How to Access Cleared4?

If you registered for a Spring 2022 class, during the week of December 6, 2021, you will receive an email to your college email coming from Please do not delete this email.

The email will contain a private link that is your personal, secure link to the Cleared4 system. The link never changes so you can save it to your phone home page and launch it like an app, or bookmark it to your computer. For detailed, step by step information on what to do once you received this email, please see the attached instructions.

What To Do By January 24, 2022?

Using the personal link in the email from

  • upload your vaccination documentation


  • submit a request for exemption from vaccination

What Will Happen After January 24, 2022?

If you submitted a request for exemption from vaccination or did not upload your vaccination documentation, using the personal link in the email from, you will be able to:

  • schedule COVID-19 testing
  • upload test results if testing was done outside the District provided testing

Testing will be provided at all District college campuses (Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College) starting on January 31, 2022, on an appointment basis. Vaccination is also provided at each College.

It is important that before January 24, 2022 you upload your vaccination documentation or ask for an exemption from vaccination following the steps described in the attached document. All students enrolled in Spring 2022 classes will need to be either vaccinated or follow a weekly testing protocol and have a negative COVID-19 test result from the last seven days in Cleared4 in order to be able to come on campus for classes or to receive in person services.

In January, we will email instructions to the students who did not upload vaccination documentation on how to schedule COVID-19 testing at one of the District locations through the Cleared4 platform.

If you have questions, please visit

 to submit your questions or you can email your College at

Orange Coast College Students -

Golden West College Students -

Coastline College Students -