Updated August 24, 2023
- Please See this link for Covid Test Pick-Up times and locations.
No, you will not be dropped from your classes, and arrangements must be made to maintain
your academic standing.
Students who test positive must go home, isolate themselves, and fill out a Covid Support Form. PCC's Covid Support Team will be in touch with isolation and/or quarantine instructions.
You are not required to test before going to your class. But if you have symptoms, please get tested and consider not coming to class until your symptoms resolve.
Unfortunately no, the test kit must go to the receiver who must be present with a photo ID.
Unfortunately no, all tests are exclusively for PCC students and employees. However, you can choose how you'd like to use the test kits that are allotted to you. We recommend that you stock up on test kits each month so you have them ready when needed.
No, you may not test visitors or restrict their entry to PCC campuses due to symptoms. You can request that they wear a mask, or you may mask yourself.
You are allowed to pick up three replacement test kits within a semester.
Yes, please contact Covidsupport@pasadena.edu and include details of your request including the name of the event, the dates, the number of tests requested, and the contact information of the lead chaperone.
When a positive case is identified, PCC's COVID Support Team will reach out to students and employees identified as close contacts with further instructions. Following these instructions will help us reduce the spread of this disease and manage the impacts of this pandemic. Please remember that COVID-19 status is confidential medical information and should not be shared with others.
You do not need to show proof of a negative test before entering a campus building, and your instructor should not ask you to show a negative Covid test to attend.
Yes, if you are well enough to work from home while you are positive, you may, with your supervisor's approval.
When a positive case is identified, PCC's COVID Support Team will contact any persons identified as close contacts with further instructions, or an in-person on-campus physical notification will be posted where a known Covid exposure is known to have occurred. All on-campus exposures are also available online at this link. Following these instructions will help us reduce the spread of this disease and manage the impacts of this pandemic. Please remember that COVID-19 status is confidential medical information and should not be shared with others.
All Covid-related absences should be entered as paid sick leave unless otherwise notified. Paid Sick Leave can be entered into your timecard by your supervisor. Any further inquiries can be directed to Barmey Ung in Human Resources at email@example.com,
Yes. You will be notified if one of your students tests positive and needs to be absent from class.
All classrooms are now equipped with OWL cameras. Please use these so the student may attend class remotely and maintain their academic standing.
For Instructors in the Classroom
If a student or colleague tells you that they know someone with new symptoms, a positive COVID test, or close contact with a COVID case, refer that person to the COVID Support Form. These forms bring relevant information to the COVID Support Team, who will then consult with the student or employee, inform them of any necessary steps, and consult with other college personnel to implement a plan of recovery.
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Rarely will a positive Covid case impact the modality of a class, however if multiple positive cases are found, then you can discuss with your Dean and the Covid Support Team about temporarily taking your class remote.
Vaccine Requirements & Exemptions
PCC no longer requires vaccination records to be submitted.
No. Vaccinations are no longer required for both online and in-person courses.
No. Vaccinations are no longer required
Access to Campus
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 can be purchased through LancerPoint. Daily permits can be purchased for $2 at the parking permit machines located in each parking lot.
Health & Campus Protocol
If a positive case is discovered to have been on campus, a notice of the time, date, and location will be posted on the door of the location of the exposure for 14 days. Also, all potential on campus exposure info can be found on our website at our On-Campus Exposures dashboard.
PCC is a large institution comprising multiple campuses, with more than 25,000 students and more than 3,000 employees. The college will continue to balance the imperative to inform those within our community impacted by COVID-19 with the need to maintain continuity of operations during a pandemic, in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations.
Students and employees are not allowed to be on campus if they have recently tested positive for Covid and are still in their isolation period. Those who have symptoms, even if they test negative for Covid, should consider not coming to campus, making arrangements to work remotely, or masking while on campus as a precaution.
More information about our operations during this time are available on the Coming to Campus website.
Businesses, institutions, and organizations across the state have been authorized to return to full-capacity operations, with limited exceptions that generally do not apply to PCC.
This depends. Individual meeting organizers are responsible for determining the format that works best for their participants.
One of our strengths as a community is our collective instinct to help our friends and colleagues in need. As is the case in any passing of a member of our community, faculty, staff, and students are advised to share their views with trusted colleagues or professors, and to utilize the professional resources made available by the college as appropriate. Students can contact Personal Counseling Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full- and part-time faculty and staff are advised to use the Employee Assistance Program.
As is always the case, all employees of the college are expected to honor the terms of their employment as defined in each employee group’s collective bargaining agreement or other employment contract. Any exceptions will be addressed through the procedures identified in the relevant collective bargaining agreement(s), contract(s), or student handbook, and in accordance with any applicable laws or regulations.
The planning process governing our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic is an
operational matter and is handled through corresponding procedural models, including
engagement with the college's collective bargaining units and various Senates as appropriate.
A return to in-person operations means that computer labs and other learning resource centers will be open again to students. The college will also continue its laptop lending program for students who need access to technology to complete their academic programs of study.
As of July 1, 2021, all campus instructional and work spaces have received appropriate protective barriers, markings, and occupancy determinations to meet college guidelines. In mid-June 2021, public health agencies lifted capacity and physical distancing restrictions. Businesses, institutions, and organizations across the state have been authorized to return to full-capacity operations, with limited exceptions that generally do not apply to PCC.
Facilities Services has ordered and installed hand sanitizer dispensers, hand-washing stations, and other facilities to promote the health and safety of our community.
The college improved air-filtration and HVAC systems to meet the needs of a return to in-person operations. Filtration systems have been upgraded to MERV-13 standards. (More information about filtration specifications). These systems take into account the ability of individuals to open or close windows as appropriate. Individual air purifiers have been installed in every classroom, office, and workspace on campus.
The college continues to evaluate the need for covered outdoor areas for programs and activities that require large spaces to congregate.
In mid-June 2021, public health agencies lifted capacity and physical distancing restrictions. Businesses, institutions, and organizations across the state have been authorized to return to full-capacity operations, with limited exceptions that generally do not apply to PCC.
Facilities Services is responsible for cleaning all college spaces in accordance with established COVID-19 guidelines. Individual departments have made arrangements with Facilities personnel to accommodate unusual space and equipment requirements.
Facilities Services continues to thoroughly clean and sanitize all areas of campus. Improvements have been made to ventilation and other climate support systems to ensure their continued operation. If you notice an area that needs attention, please submit a ticket to Facilities Services and they will respond.