Healthy campus

PCC is committed to providing healthy campuses for our students, staff, and community. We encourage all members of our community to follow basic disease prevention practices.

PCC follows the guidelines of public health departments, including Oregon Health Authority guidance for COVID-19. Detailed information regarding public health concerns facing our campuses is shared with our community as necessary on this page and through other communication channels.

If you have questions or concerns about your personal health status, seek support from your medical provider.

Help keep our campuses healthy

Perform a daily self-check

You should only come to PCC if you are healthy. Assess yourself for illness symptoms such as those listed below. If you have any illness symptoms you may want to reconsider coming to classes.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you test positive for COVID-19 do not come to PCC sites.


Some people in our PCC community may feel more comfortable wearing a mask to protect themselves. This is a personal decision that we wholeheartedly support. We ask that our community respect the choice of colleagues and students who keep their masks on.

If you choose to wear a facemask:

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering.
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.

PCC makes facemasks available upon request.

Physical distancing

We encourage faculty, staff, and students to respect the choice of those who wish to practice social distancing for their own health reasons.

Wash your hands

Protect yourself by washing your hands regularly. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a 60% or higher alcohol-based hand sanitizer as needed. Soap and water is available in all restrooms, and hand sanitizer stations can be found in high-use areas such as entrances to buildings and classrooms, as feasible.

Respiratory etiquette is also very important. You should cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow, or a tissue. Tissues should be disposed of and hands washed or sanitized immediately.


If you have a medical or disability-related concern related to your personal health safety on campus, please contact us or request an accommodation.