Updated August 6, 2021Please see the following information related to the work environment at Pasadena City College.  For health-related information, view the Latest Health Updates.

Summary of Guidelines

The following grid gives a general summary of the guidelines for returning to PCC:

 

Current Status

Beginning Fall Term

Remote Work

No longer in effect.

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Campus Access Daily symptom survey only --
Vaccinations

Vaccinations encouraged.

Note: Vaccinations will be mandatory for all employees beginning the Fall Term. If you have not yet been vaccinated, you must complete the vaccination cycle by Sept. 13, 2021, to be considered fully vaccinated.

All employees will need to provide proof of an accepted COVID-19 vaccination, or a qualifying exemption based on medical or religious grounds. You must complete your vaccination shot series by September 13, 2021, to be considered fully vaccinated. You’ll have until September 30 to submit proof of your vaccination. 

Masks

Masks are required to be worn in all indoor public spaces at PCC.

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Testing
  • Vaccinated: Optional upon request. 
  • Unvaccinated: Weekly testing required.
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Building Access All buildings open for regular use. --
Parking Permits Not enforced.

Enforced*

*Note: Parking will not be enforced on the days of Vaccination Clinics.

Social Distancing All restrictions lifted except elevators.  
Ventilation HVAC upgrades continue. Air purifiers in installed every work and learning space. All HVAC upgraded. Air purifiers in every work and learning space.
Cleaning/Custodial Established pandemic-era service and enhanced regular service --

Returning to Work Guidelines 

The following gives additional information about the above summarized guidelines. Please remember that this information is subject to change as public health conditions warrant.

Work Location

On July 6, 2021, the college will rescind the temporary authorizations for remote work and expect all employees to report to their work location on campus. Any exceptions will be subject to the accommodations process established by Human Resources according to college policy and collective bargaining agreements.

Campus Access

  • All people coming to campus will be expected to complete the daily COVID-19 symptom survey and show proof of result upon request. 
  • Staff will be expected to forward their results to their supervisors on a daily basis.
  • Staff and faculty are no longer required to preregister their time on campus through the Campus Use office. 

Vaccinations

As a reflection of the ongoing risks to public health, and in consultation with our employee unions, PCC will be requiring all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this fall. You must complete your vaccination shot series by September 13, 2021, to be considered fully vaccinated. You’ll have until September 30 to submit proof of your vaccination. 

Learn More About the Vaccination Requirements

Masks are required to be worn in all indoor public spaces at PCC.

As of July 6, 2021:

  • Vaccinated employees will not be expected to take regular COVID-19 tests.
  • Unvaccinated employees will be expected to take COVID-19 tests on a weekly basis.
  • The college will continue to make COVID-19 tests available to any individual upon request.
PCC Campus Police will open all buildings for regular use beginning July 6, 2021.
PCC Campus Police will resume parking enforcement at the beginning of the Fall term. From that time, all vehicles parked at the college must display a valid parking permit.
Capacity and social distancing restrictions have been lifted for most workplaces in California, including institutes of higher education. On July 6, 2021, the college lifted all capacity and social distancing restrictions for its facilities, with exceptions in the Child Development Center, medical facilities, certain labs and communal learning spaces, PCC Transportation vehicles, and certain large events.
For the Fall term, Facilities and Construction Services will complete an  upgrade of HVAC system filtration at the college. Where possible units will be upgraded to MERV-13 filtration. As an augmentation, and for areas with filters less than MERV-13, Aeramax brand HEPA air purifying units are being installed in every office, suite, conference room, restroom and educational space.
As a result of the pandemic, Facilities Custodial Services has adopted enhanced cleaning protocols which include nightly disinfection of occupied areas utilizing Clorox-360 electrostatic sprayers. Basic routine and emergency services remain as components of the daily service and cleaning schedules.