In consultation with students, employee groups, and the leadership team – and following a strong recommendation made by the California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office – Pasadena City College has made the difficult decision to begin the Spring 2022 semester remotely. Instruction will be conducted synchronously online, and we will continue to offer limited in-person services to students.

Updated January 3, 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.

  • Those employees expected to report to their work site may have the following job functions:
    Campus Police
  • Facilities and Construction Services
  • Information Technology Services
  • PCC Library
  • Child Development Center
  • Other areas at the direction of your area manager and vice president

If you have not been contacted by your supervisor, you should expect to work remotely during this period.

If you need to access technology, files, or other material at your workspace, please contact your area supervisor and/or vice president.

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

All employees will need to show a negative COVID-19 test result prior to entering any campus buildings. 

Learn More About Testing

Building Access In order to help keep our campus secure, building exterior doors will be kept locked. Access to campus buildings will be limited.
Parking Permits

Enforced for students and employees. 

More information

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