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 August 24, 2023

Please see the following information related to the work environment at Pasadena City College.

Summary of Guidelines

The following grid gives a general summary of the guidelines for returning to PCC:


Current Status


Covid vaccinations or approved exemptions are no longer a requirement of employment.

Masks Masking is optional but strongly recommended in indoor public spaces. Employees can pick up free medical grade masks at PCC's Covid test pickup locations.

PCC offers optional free Covid tests for pickup. All employees, including unvaccinated employees, are not required to take weekly Covid tests. However, it is recommended if you have any Covid-like symptoms.

How to Pick Up a Covid Test

Reporting symptoms, exposure, or a positive diagnosis

Employees should notify their supervisor and fill out a Covid Support Form to report Covid symptoms, exposure, or a positive diagnosis. A caseworker will be in touch within the 24 hours of the next business day with instructions.

Capacity Restrictions/ Social Distancing

Classrooms are now operating at 100% capacity. All other restrictions have been lifted.

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