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Updated Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

COVID-19 and its impact to Oregon prompted a series of fast-paced responses that continue to alter our day-to-day lives. On March 20, PCC moved to remote operations for the launch of the 2020 Spring Term, and the college continues to adhere to Governor Kate Brown’s executive orders related to coronavirus to ensure the safety and health of those we serve.

While Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) collaborate on protocol enabling higher education to reopen so that it meets the Governor’s criteria and executive order, PCC has decided to remain in remote operations for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms. During these terms, the college will not return to in-person instruction or operations including off-site learning experiences (e.g., Co-op, internships, etc.). All PCC student services will continue to be available remotely.

Remaining in remote operations is in accordance with current HECC guidelines and advice from local and national public health agencies.

Please remember to visit this website frequently, for the latest news, and for faculty, staff and students—please check your PCC email regularly for updates.

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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.


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