In the face of the widespread Omicron variant of COVID19, Spring semester classes at Pasadena City College will start off online on Zoom from January 10-21. During this time, the campus will be closed to the public, buildings will be locked, and most employees will work remotely, with the exception of the campus police, library, child development center and IT department.
By News Desk
In her January 4 email to faculty and staff, PCC President Dr. Erika Endrijonas wrote, “Regular face-to-face operations are expected to resume Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.” All students and employees, whether vaccinated or not, are expected to show a negative COVID19 test result within 72 hours prior to their return to campus, according to PCC’s website.
Mid-way through last semester, students, faculty and staff were mandated to be vaccinated by September 30, or apply for an exemption. Students who didn’t do so were dropped from the school, though it is unknown how many that affected.
As of January 4, 2022, 17,632 students and 2,314 employees have been vaccinated, according to PCC’s COVID Dashboard.
Last semester, rapid and PCR tests were available to the general public, then just to PCC students, faculty and staff. From August 16 – December 18, 2021, 14 of 13,033 on-campus tests and 68 self-reported lab tests were reported positive. (See historical data related to student and staff COVID19 tests, vaccinations and cases).
COVID on-campus rapid testing, both drive-up and walk up, for students and employees will be offered during the January 2 – 14 period.
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