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Homepage alert messages

Alerts display on the PCC homepage and MyPCC login page as part of our emergency notification system to inform our community about emergency or unplanned closure information. To avoid confusion, every attempt is made to keep the text for an alert consistent with the message broadcast via other communication channels.

Alerts are posted by Communications staff upon direction from college administrators. The Web Team acts as a backup in case there are any issues with the system put in place to manage alerts. The Web Team may also post alerts in the case of a technology issue.


In most cases, alerts are used for closures related to weather events. During periods of questionable weather, the Web Team posts an announcement to educate our audience on where to look for closure information. If there’s an imminent large storm, we can post a spotlight, taken down as soon as the storm is past.

Alerts are not displayed for closures due to scheduled events, such as national holidays. College practice is also to not announce openings (e.g., we won’t post a “college open” alert even following a closure).


When an alert is issued, a notice will appear in red at the top of the PCC homepage and on the MyPCC login page. The alert includes summary text that links to alert.pcc.edu for additional details. There is an exclamation mark warning icon before the text.

Responsive behavior

No change.

Development info

Learn about posting alert messages in Spaces. Once the post is published in Spaces, the script automatically adds the red bar with the message. It may take a few minutes to show up.

Homepage alert message example

Red alert message bar above the main header