PCC resumed 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 April 26, 2023

Please 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

Health Survey Employees should complete a brief daily emailed Health Survey before coming to campus. If an employee is not receiving this email, please email CovidSupport@pasadena.edu. The survey can also be found at this link.

All employees (online and in-person) are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file as a condition of their employment.

More information about vaccine requirements. 

Beginning Fall 2023, Covid vaccinations or approved exemptions will no longer be a requirement of employment.

Masks Masking is optional but strongly recommended in all indoor public spaces. The mask should be a well-fitting medical mask, or a well-fitting high filtration reusable mask with a nose-wire. Employees can pick up free medical grade masks at PCC's onsite testing centers. N95 masks can also be requested from Facilities@pasadena.edu. 

PCC offers optional free Covid Testing. All employees, including unvaccinated employees, are not required to take weekly Covid tests, however, it is strongly recommended.

Learn More About Testing

Reporting symptoms, exposure, or a positive diagnosis

Employees should fill out a Covid Support Form to report Covid symptoms, exposure, or a positive diagnosis.

Parking Permits

Police and Safety Services will be resuming enforcement of parking permits on February 13, 2022. Digital parking permits will be required for anyone visiting the Colorado campus and CEC/Foothill Campus. Permit sales will start on January 31, 2022, through LancerPoint. Daily permits can be purchased for $2 at the parking permit machines located in each parking lot.

Learn More About Parking

Capacity Restrictions/ Social Distancing

Classrooms are now operating at 100% capacity.

All other restrictions have been lifted, except folks should maintain social distancing 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