PCC will resume on-campus operations on Monday, January 24, 2022. As we continue to navigate this pandemic, we are working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Pasadena Public Health Department to ensure we maintain a safe campus environment. While the college is open, students, faculty, and staff will be required to follow extra precautions to keep us healthy and safe.

Updated January 20, 2022Please 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

Remote Work

From Tuesday, Jan. 4, to Friday, Jan. 21, campus is considered closed to the public, and most employees are expected to work remotely per their normal work schedules.

Starting Monday, January 24, 2022, PCC will resume on-campus operations and remote work will no longer be in effect. 

Campus Access Varies according to type of personnel. Learn more 

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file. 

All students attending classes in-person must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file.

More information about vaccine requirements

Masks PCC is a masked campus. Masks are required in all spaces, indoors and out, when other people are present. Also, be sure to use an N95, KN95, or triple-layer surgical mask to reduce the risk of transmission. Cloth masks are not suitable for use during this time. Appropriate masks will be distributed to students, faculty, and staff at testing centers and other key locations on campus.

Pasadena City College will be conducting mandatory COVID-19 testing for all staff and faculty

Until further notice, all persons will need to have:

  • One test within 72 hours of their first time back on campus after Jan. 24, 
  • One test per week. 

Learn More About Testing

Parking Permits

Parking permits are not currently being sold on campus or via the Internet due to a vendor change. Notifications will be sent as soon as permits are available for sale. In the meantime, parking permit enforcement is not being conducted, but all other parking regulations must be followed.

No Parking in Lot 3 as it is currently being used for COVID-19 testing. This lot will continue to be closed for parking purposes until further notice.

Capacity Restrictions/ Social Distancing

Classrooms are operating at 50% capacity.

All other restrictions have been listed, except in elevators.

Ventilation All HVAC has been upgraded to MERV-13 filtration. Every work and learning space has a dedicated air purifier installed.
Cleaning/Custodial All areas are held to APPA Level 1 standards of cleanliness