Covid Introduction

Gogebic Community College is excited to have you as a student with us this Fall. The world has definitely changed, but your future plans don’t have to. The administration, faculty and staff are here to help you stay on track with flexible scheduling, tutoring and student services. The safety of our GCC community continues to be our number one priority. We are doing everything we can to safeguard our environment by following both the CDC and State of Michigan guidelines while providing a quality education.


Gogebic Community College, in accordance with the statewide emergency order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, will move to distance delivery format beginning Wednesday, November 18 through Tuesday, December 8 for all classes and labs in Ironwood and Houghton with the exception of Nursing labs and clinical rotations. Most faculty and staff are also working remotely. Due to the emergency order, all doors will remain locked during this time. “As always, the college aims to put the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community first,” said GCC President, Dr. George McNulty. Students are encouraged to continue to check their GCC email on a regular basis for communication from their instructors and the GCC website for the most up-to-date information:    

GCC is currently transitioning faculty and staff to remote work environments. “The College is not closing, and our operations will mimic our current operations even though we are working remotely,” said Dr. McNulty.  Individuals needing assistance are encouraged to contact faculty and staff using phone or email. The faculty and staff directory is located on the home page under the About tab on the GCC website or at the following link: Individuals can also contact the main campus in Ironwood at (906) 932-4231 or the Copper Country Center in Houghton at (906) 483-0070.  

Please continue to check your GCC email for any updates. 


Safe Start Plan


Current Status           Red Level

Red level status will be triggered on campus when the state and local health departments declare community spread is high and there is a dramatic increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Gogebic County or Houghton County. There could be positive cases of COVID-19 on campus.

  • Campus will be closed
  • Employees will be working remotely with the exception of those who cannot perform their duties remote.
  • All instruction will be conducted via distance delivery with the exception of nursing.
  • No gatherings on campus are permitted.
  • All college services are active and will continue to serve students via distance delivery.


Student Information               GCC Reopening Plan
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Faculty and Staff Directory

COVID-19 Symptoms:

As a precaution, please follow these recommended guidelines from the CDCMost importantly, if you are feeling ill, please seek medical care right away. 

Informative documents courtesy of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department: 

Sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019

Stop the Spread of Germs


Healthcare Contact Information

Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center: 1-844-568-0701

To prevent the spread of the virus and provide the most appropriate care to the communities we serve, Aspirus has established a call center for people concerned they might be infected with COVID-19. The dedicated line will be operational and staffed by live operators during the following hours:

  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday – Sunday

Additional Contact Information:  

  • Western U.P. Health Department (906-487-5545) - Mon - Fri from 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Aspirus Grand View in Ironwood (906-932-2525)
  • UP Health System Portage (906-483-1000)
  • Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital (906-337-6500) 
  • Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center-Houghton Clinic (906-483-1860, located in the SDC).

Travel Advisories:

For the most up-to-date travel advisories please visit CDC's Information for Travel and the US Department of State Travel Advisories.