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 July 26, 2022

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

Campus Access There are no longer Covid-related restrictions or requirements for any groups of people to come to campus. If you have symptoms, you should stay home and get tested.

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 Indoor masking is required.

PCC offers optional free Covid Testing.

Learn More About Testing

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

No parking in Lot 5, level 3, as they are being used for COVID-19 testing.

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