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Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)




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Guam Community College continually monitors developments resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our first priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and all stakeholders. 

This webpage is intended to provide updated information on COVID-19 as well as its impact on our community and our campus. Please use this as a resource of information to prepare and protect yourself and your family from the COVID-19 virus.

GCC Campus is physically closed but we are able to answer your questions virtually. Please feel free to email us anytime.

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Helpful Information


Campus Announcements
Yes, We’re Open.

The Guam Community College campus is open Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Students needing to complete their registration may do so on campus.

CDC recommendations and guidelines for COVID-19 must be followed while on campus:

  1. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet from other people
  2. Wear a face mask or other cloth face covering over your nose and mouth at all times while on the GCC Campus
  3. Cover your cough or sneeze
  4. Stay home if you are sick
  5. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer

GCC is opened pursuant to Governor Lourdes A, Leon Guerrero’s Executive Order 2020-24 Relative to Declaring Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 3.


DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-28 Minimum Requirements for Government of Guam Employees

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has issued Executive Order 2020-11, extending the public health emergency for our island until June 5, 2020. In compliance with the Governor's order, the Guam Community College remains closed until further notice. 

All GCC employees are required to review and comply with the Minimum Requirements for Government of Guam Employees as provided by the Department of Public Health & Social Services. These are the minimum mandatory requirements for all GCC employees while on campus. 

Click HERE to review DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-28  Minimum Requirements for Government of Guam (07-09-20)

GCC Campus Remains Closed As Emergency Declaration Extended

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has issued Executive Order 2020-11, extending the public health emergency for our island until June 5, 2020. In compliance with the Governor's order, the Guam Community College remains closed until further notice. 

Enrollment and registration will continue for both the Summer and Fall ( GCC employees can expect to be working from home unless required to work on campus for specific purposes until the campus closure is lifted. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this extraordinary time. Please stay safe and continue to follow the required guidelines to keep yourselves, your families and our entire community safe. 

Click HERE to view Executive Order 2020-11

Follow us on Social Media, Subscribe to GCC Text Alerts, or logon to MyGCC for updates. Online registration for Fall 2020 is ongoing. Apply online today!


CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) distribution

GCC students' CARES Act checks were mailed on Wednesday, March 22, 2020.

All GCC students enrolled as of April 11, 2020, as either full time (12 credits for more) or part time (11 credits or fewer) who identified GCC as their home school, are eligible to receive this one-time financial aid funding.


Governor extends Emergency Declaration. GCC campus will remain closed through May 5, 2020, in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-09 Relative to Additional Social Isolation Measures.

GovGuam reported that of the 45 individuals tested for COVID-19 on Monday, April 5th, 17 tested positive. In her briefing today, Governor Leon Guerrero is calling on all island residents to comply with her self-isolation mandate to reduce the spread. The high ratio of positives indicates that there is still social gathering occurring.

GDOE Cancels Classes
Guam Department of Education (GDOE) Superintendent Jon Fernandez has made the decision, effective immediately, to close all GDOE school facilities and cancel daily classes through the end of School Year (SY) 2019-2020.

Congressman Michael San Nicolas discusses plans for expedited financial relief for island residents.

A Message from GCC's President

Buenas yan Hafa Adai Todus Hamyu. 

This afternoon, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero issued Executive Order 2020-09, relative to additional social isolation measures and the extension of the public health emergency, in the effort to contain and curtail the deadly effects of COVID-19 on our community, until May 5, 2020. All provisions outlined in Executive Order Nos. 2020-03 through 2020-09 shall continue.

This means that the GCC campus must remain closed through May 5, 2020. Only essential personnel, in compliance with the Governor’s emergency declaration and essential operations, can access the campus. 

In light of this and the uncertainty of how long it will be before our island can overcome COVID-19, the Guam Community College is working to ensure our students are able to complete their course work for Spring 2020 online, to the extent possible. In consideration of the health and safety of our students and their families, the GCC staff and the community-at-large, we are postponing the Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony until the end of the Fall 2020 semester. Information is forthcoming on this date as well as alternatives for individuals seeking options for receiving their diplomas sooner.

Our first and highest priority is the health, safety well-being of our students, staff and the extended GCC family. Please comply with the stricter self-isolation requirements the Governor has instituted. If you have concerns or question regarding your classes at GCC or have any other questions, please email the appropriate department as indicated below:

General information:

Admissions and Records:

Financial Aid:

Academic Advisement/Counseling:

Adult Education:


Student Support Services:

Information about specific Departments and Offices

Transcript Requests
Effective April 1, 2020 Admissions & Registration will be processed the following in a limited capacity:
Transcript Requests – we will be processing transcript requests once a week. To submit a request please go through the National Student Clearinghouse:
Online Classes
For all GCC Postsecondary students currently enrolled in the SPRING 2020 semester: If you have not been contacted regarding your online courses please let us know immediately. Email your course and instructor to:
COVID-19 Call Numbers
Guam Behavioral Health & Wellness Center
GBHWC Crisis Hotline continues to be available 24/7 at 647-8833. GBHWC continues to provide services Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 100% health check screening in effect.

Medical Triage Hotline Numbers for COVID-19
If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider. If a patient does not have a regular health care provider, they can call any of the Community Health Centers or the DPHSS Medical Triage Hotline Phone Numbers listed below to report symptoms and obtain guidance from clinicians:

(671) 480-7859
(671) 480-6760/3
(671) 480-7883
(671) 687-6170
(ADA Dedicated Number)

These numbers are operational daily, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and are limited to medical-related inquiries only. 

DPHSS Counseling Hotline Numbers for COVID-19
PHSS recommends that those feeling distressed or anxious due to the pandemic call the Counseling Hotlines, which provide live crisis counseling. The phone lines are multilingual, text capable, and confidential:

(671) 988-5375
(671) 683-8802
(671) 686-6032 

These numbers are operational daily, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

(​For all official GCC Announcements, please visit MyGCC webpage.  GCC has also provided a place where you can find updates and information on COVID-19 at We will also provide updated information on the GCC Mobile App, Facebook and Instagram. Please practice social isolation during this time, and when you need to go out practice responsible social distancing.)
GCC Status Update

Hafa Adai!

Today we come to another crossroads in the effort to curtail and contain the COVID-19 virus and its deadly impact on our island community. To this end, the Governor has extended the mandatory self-isolation of our island. This is necessary to ensure that those who are most in need of medical care to overcome the virus are provided that care. As well, it is necessary in order for us to prevent unnecessary and unchecked spread to the entire island community.

Please note that the GCC family remains at the forefront of our thoughts and concern. That is why the GCC faculty have worked to get online courses up and running as quickly as possible, so our students would be able to complete the semester with little disruption. We also recognize that there are some students that will require some additional support when we return to regular operations.

A special thanks to our GCC Nursing & Allied Health Department and our Student Health Center for donating GCC’s medical supplies to be used in the fight against COVID-19. Their tireless efforts are also to be applauded as they continue to assist and support our community.

The GCC campus will remain closed through April 13, in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order. I ask that we all do our part by staying home and allowing the medical community to contain the spread. Take this seriously, as it will save lives.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are now fighting daily to protect our community from this deadly virus.
A Message from President Okada regarding COVID-19
Hafa adai. Today’s news of the first death related to the COVID-19 virus has placed a heavy burden on our hearts. We extend our sincerest condolences to the family from our GCC family. 
As we move ahead in the coming days, I ask that we all reflect on the seriousness of this time and the responsibility we all must bear to keep our families and community safe. Please heed the advice of the Governor and her team of medical and public health experts as well as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. 
We have also provided a place where you can find updates and information on COVID-19 at We will also provide updated information on MyGCC, the GCC Mobile App, Facebook and Instagram. Please practice social isolation during this time, and when you need to go out practice responsible social distancing. 
Social Isolation Directive Guidance

Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero has issued Executive Order No. Relative to Mandating Social Isolation, Lifting Restrictions on Health Care Licensure, and Clarifying Status of Non-essential Government of Guam Operations. According to the Executive Order, effective at Noon, on March 20, 2020, there is a mandatory social isolation on Guam. This prohibits social gatherings and mandates the closure of businesses and other places of public accommodation. (Please refer to the list of exceptions in the Executive Order in the link: ). The Executive Order also waives certain requirements for Health Professionals who may be appointed to serve for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Additionally, the Governor clarified that all Government of Guam employees remain on regular work status and must be ready to report to work with two hours’ notice by their supervisor.

Watch Message from the Governor

Social Isolation Directive Guidance

Executive Order Mandating Social Isolation
*Online Classes for GCC Students

Hafa Adai GCC students! As you know, the faculty have been working to provide online instruction to continue courses even while the campus is physically closed. Several have already developed their programs and emailed students through the GCC-assigned email.

Please check your email on a regular basis so that once your courses are online, you can resume your classes remotely.
If you are unable to access your courses online on a consistent basis, due to a lack of internet access or whatever other reason, please let your instructors know. 
Campus Closure (Friendly Reminder)

GCC Campus will be CLOSED for the next two weeks (March 16–28).
All services and events during this time period are CLOSED and CANCELLED.

Your health and safety are our highest priority
Process for Withdrawing from Classes During Campus Closure
In light of the current situation, Admissions & Registration will accept course withdrawal requests via email. Please send your request to and provide the following information through your email.
1.     Name
2.     Student ID
3.     Courses you wish to withdraw from

Please note we cannot process email requests submitted through personal email for security purposes. A confirmation email will be sent to you once the request is processed. Your security and safety are our biggest priority during this time. Thank you and please stay safe.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 8:10 AM
Spring 2020 Pell Grant Recipients

Due to the GovGuam 14-day shutdown, the 2020 Spring Pell checks were mailed on March 16, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 8:08 AM
Vendor Deliveries

Please be advised that the Guam Community College will be closed effective March 16, 2020 – March 30, 2020 as per the Directive from Governor Lou Leon Guerrero on March 16, 2020. There will be no vendor deliveries accepted for the Guam Community College due to closure. If you have any questions please email to
GCC Campus will be CLOSED for the next two weeks (March 16–28).

The following events and testing scheduled during those times will be canceled. 

College Assembly +
Faculty Union Meeting
Job Fair
Math Festival
Culinary China Buffet
Spring Festival

Placement Testing & ASVAB
Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) +  GCC Test Center
Foodservice Managers Certification (FSMC) / ServSafe Workshop scheduled on March 17–19

Monday, March 16, 2020, 10:38 AM
Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) +  GCC Test Center

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all Techniques of Alcohol Management classes scheduled for the remainder of March are postponed. Participants will be contacted once a new class date is set. There will also be no registration for future classes until further notice.

GCC Test Center will be closed until further notice. Any individual who is scheduled to take an exam at the Test Center should contact the organization they schedule their exam with to reschedule.

Monday, March 16, 2020, 8:50 AM
GCC will remain closed in order to comply with Governor Leon Guerrero’s directive that all non-essential Government of Guam agencies remain closed.  There will be no classes on campus and students should stay home.  
Administrators and staff are asked to report to work at 8 are today for a briefing with the President and to secure the campus.  Faculty have the option of attending the training courses (Moodle, Google Classroom and web tools for the classroom). 
This situation is rapidly developing and GCC will provide updates as changes occur. 
Read Governor’s Message

Watch Governor’s Message
UPDATE: College Assembly Cancelled

Governor Leon Guerrero just informed the island that there are now three persons on Guam who tested positive for COVID-19. All three patients are currently in isolation at the Guam Memorial Hospital. We are monitoring the situation closely to ensure that our campus takes all the required precautions to keep our community healthy and safe.

Given this new development and the uncertainty, it is causing our community, we are canceling College Assembly. Administrators and staff will simply report to work as usual. Faculty have the option of attending the training courses (Moodle, Google Classroom and web tools for the classroom). The campus will remain closed to the public until 4 pm.

View the training schedule for Moodle, Google Classroom and Web Tools for the classroom.

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 6:32 PM
As the threat of Coronavirus continues, we want to remind everyone to please actively practice good hygiene. We ask the GCC campus community to refer to MyGCC announcements for campus updates. 


GCC Closed March 16, 2020

Guam Community College will be holding College Assembly to provide professional development training for all Faculty, Staff and Administrators on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. GCC will be closed to the public during that time. Postsecondary classes will resume as scheduled beginning at 4:00 PM.


Saturday, March 14, 2020, 6:33 PM
A Message from the Governor

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero declared a State of Emergency to Respond to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Executive Order No. 2020-03, for the island of Guam today, March 14, 2020.

At this time, Guam Community College will maintain full operations. We will inform our campus community if this changes. 

Excerpts of Governor's address:
According to the World Health Organization, just 5% of all coronavirus cases are critical. And while we can become infected with coronavirus, the elderly and those already sick with diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and other serious chronic medical conditions are most vulnerable.

Coronaviruses are most often spread through tiny droplets released during coughing or sneezing, through close personal contact, or through touching your nose, mouth or eyes before washing your hands. Knowing this, Guam's pandemic plan has worked to keep Guam safe from day one.

If you are sick and are concerned about COVID-19 infection, stay home and call your doctor. He or she will evaluate you over the phone, and you may be asked to go to the clinic for testing. We have test kits and can deliver results within 24-48 hours. If you test positive and your symptoms are mild, you will be asked to stay home--subject to monitoring by Public Health officials. Those needing isolation and hospitalization will be treated at the Skilled Nursing Facility. 

The Guam Army National Guard will provide security and logistical support. And, we are coordinating all of our efforts with the Department of Homeland Security, CDC, the White House, and others.

I've also ordered that all government travel in the Executive Branch be canceled. And, I ask that our sister branches follow suit. If a government employee does travel on personal leave, I've asked all directors to insist that each employee self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days. I urge everyone to do the same.

As COVID-19 moves throughout the world, other facts become more evident. The first is that government alone cannot contain this virus. Countries that lessened the impact of this pandemic implemented additional social distancing early. That means we need your help.

While 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild or show no symptoms at all, our manåmko’ and sick are more vulnerable than others. If you fall into this group, stay home. Again, if you feel sick, regardless of age, don't risk infection or pass a potential infection to others. For this reason, I am asking all employers to allow those with flu-like symptoms to stay at, or work from home without penalty for at least 14 days.

I am also ordering the closure of all public senior centers by close of business Wednesday. If you are hosting a social event for 100 people or more, that event will also be canceled, effective Wednesday at 5 p.m. These mandates will remain in place as necessary.

View the Governor’s Declaration of Emergency

Watch the Governor’s COVID-19 Special Address




In order to prevent the spread of illness in our community, the CDC recommends:

Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus.


Follow respiratory etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of it in the trash can immediately. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.


Hand hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.


If you have traveled to an area in which there is a coronavirus outbreak within the last 14 days AND feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:


Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.


Avoid contact with others.