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Updated as of: March 18, 2020 at 5pm.

PCC continues to monitor news coverage and global health reports related to COVID-19 and is following protocol for the illness set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The college is in regular contact with the Oregon Health Authority and local county health departments, all of which are closely tracking developments related to the virus.

COVID-19 and its impact to Oregon has prompted a series of fast-paced responses that continue to alter our day-to-day lives. With the well-being of our students, staff and faculty as the college’s priority, PCC has decided to move to remote operations for much of Spring Term, closing all campuses and centers as of 4 p.m. on Friday, March 20. Our plan at this time is to re-open the physical facilities on Monday, May 4.

Immediate impact related to Instruction

  • The Spring Term will commence as scheduled, on Monday, March 30.
  • All classes currently scheduled to be taught online and/or remotely will proceed.
  • Classes that can run online or remotely for the Spring Term must be able to deliver instruction in this manner for the entirety of the Spring Term. Assuming the college reopens on May 4, as anticipated, these classes will return to being offered as on-campus, face-to-face instruction. However, all sections for Spring Term must be prepared to complete the term online or remotely should this be necessary.
  • Academic Deans are partnering with Student Affairs leadership, working with Faculty Department Chairs to determine the best course of action for programs and classes that cannot be taught remotely or online for the entire term.
  • All sections being taught Spring Term are required to have a syllabus and an introductory communication posted in Brightspace (D2L) by the first day of the term. This provides a common space for students to access course information and a list of required resources.

More information and details will be shared as soon as possible, on all PCC media channels, as it relates to PCC’s move to remote operations for Spring Term. Meanwhile, please watch President Mitsui’s video announcement about the college’s decision.

PCC stands with all affected communities

In some cities around the world and locally in Oregon, there has been a xenophobic reaction to COVID-19, directly associating the virus with community members who are perceived to come from China or regions near Asia. PCC stands with members from all affected communities, and students of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds. There is no single profile for those who have been exposed to COVID-19.

Xenophobia has no place in our community. Discrimination or bullying of any kind is not in line with PCC values and will not be condoned or tolerated. A community member who experiences discrimination in any form is encouraged to report the incident immediately to the College for the appropriate team members for follow up, harm mitigation and resource referral.


If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, please email covidquestions@pcc.edu. We will respond at our earliest convenience.