All students, faculty, and staff will need to provide proof of an accepted COVID-19 vaccination, or a qualifying exemption based on medical or religious grounds before being allowed in a campus classroom, facility or office.


Vaccination Requirements & Exemptions FAQs

No, unless specified under your re-entry procedures. People are considered fully vaccinated:  

  • Two weeks after their second dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna) or 
  • Two weeks after a single dose vaccine (such as Johnson and Johnsons, Janssen vaccine)  

No. Unvaccinated students, taking credit or noncredit classes, may enroll in online courses and receive non-instructional (student services, library, tutoring) services through remote means. In addition, students demonstrating an approved exemption to vaccination may be physically present on campus, provided they follow other safety measures at the direction of the college.

Yes, with restrictions. Students accessing on-campus education, services, or study space will need to provide proof of:
  • An accepted COVID-19 vaccination through the college's submission process, or 
  • A qualifying exemption based on medical or religious grounds, or 
  • A negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours 
as a condition for campus access.

Vaccination records will be reviewed and verified by a medical provider.  Once verified, a message will be sent to your PCC assigned email account that your vaccination submission has been verified and recorded.  Please allow for 7-10 working days for processing.  Follow-up questions can be sent to healthupdates@pasadena.edu.  

Exemption forms will be reviewed as quickly as possible. Once a decision is rendered, a message will be sent to your PCC assigned email account with that information. If approved, you will be enrolled in a weekly Covid-19 testing requirement as a condition of the exemption and campus safety protocols. Follow-up questions can be sent to healthupdates@pasadena.edu

Depending on your individual health background, you may be eligible for a temporary Exemption on medical grounds for up to 90 days following your diagnosis or certain treatments. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, however, “a positive result from an antibody test does not mean you have a specific amount of immunity or protection from SARS-CoV-2 infection … Currently authorized SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests are not validated to evaluate specific immunity or protection from SARS-CoV-2 infection.” For this reason, individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had an antibody test are not permanently exempt from vaccination.  Medical exemption request forms can be accessed and submitted here: https://pasadena.edu/about/president/coronavirus-updates/student-covid-19-vaccination-record-form.php 

Yes. The vaccine requirement or exemption is applicable to concurrently or dual enrolled students if the course requires physical presence at a PCC location.

Yes. PCC has a similar vaccine program for employees and service providers. These individuals are registered through DSP&S with Human Resources and they will be contacted with instructions to demonstrate vaccination status.  

Pregnant women are eligible for a Deferral throughout their pregnancy or (if later) when they return to work or instruction, as applicable. Pregnant women may also be eligible for a disability accommodation. Deferral forms can be accessed here: https://pasadena.edu/about/president/coronavirus-updates/student-covid-19-vaccination-record-form.php 

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