News Update

Galveston College to keep COVID-19 precautions in place

After consulting with state and local health officials and reviewing Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recommendations and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health and safety protocols, Galveston College has determined all current college COVID-19 protocols, including the wearing of facial coverings/masks, temperature checks and health screenings, will remain in place at Galveston College for the time being.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order regarding the mask mandate and opening Texas businesses 100 percent, effective Wednesday, March 10, allows each business, as well as each college and university, to determine its best and safest path forward.

College officials have determined that the health and safety of students, faculty and staff while working to achieve the mission and purposes of the college will continue to be the highest priority during this pandemic. The college is dedicated to creating a campus environment that is as safe as possible and minimizes the spread of COVID-19.

And as the pandemic is not over, college officials, in accordance with Gov. Abbott’s Executive Order which stressed personal responsibility, encourage each person to continue to practice individual safety measures while on the Galveston College campus, including the wearing of a mask or facial covering, practicing social distancing and washing/sanitizing hands frequently. Those who are ill should stay home. And, when invited to do so, get the vaccine.

Please visit the Galveston College COVID-19 website for updates at https://gc.edu/coronavirus/.