Health and Safety Tips

The welfare and safety of our community during this time is GCCC's primary concern. We will continue to take steps to help protect the health and safety of our community.

We also want to take this opportunity to remind our community of some important information regarding COVID-19. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, we are requesting your immediate attention to and compliance with the following health-authority-recommended practices - not only to ensure your own well-being, but the well-being of others:

  • Follow government mandates around travel, work, and leaving your home.
  • Engage in social distancing. Keep distance from others (about 6 feet).
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu vaccine.
  • Watch for cough, troubled breathing, or other signs of respiratory infection.
  • Monitor temperature for a fever above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C).

Those who develop a cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, should call their primary care provider or College Health Nurse located in the Beth Tedrow Student Center for further instructions.

Mental Health counseling is available to support those experiencing anxiety or other mental health concerns which are so common in these times.

The CDC website ( and Finney County Health Department ( contains all current recommendations for this evolving situation.

Please know that we will be monitoring daily updated guidance and information to determine appropriate action. Regarding events and other campus-based programs: we will be keeping you informed about developments occurring in order to minimize the spread of the virus. This is not a time to panic. It is, however, a time to be attentive, flexible, serious, and engaged regarding the steps we need to take as a community to care for ourselves and for one another.Please be attentive to Garden City Community College communications addressing COVID-19 and additional steps we will be taking to address this rapidly evolving situation.