PCC, Caltech Campuses Will Remain Closed for Remainder of Academic Term

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Community News 74 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img Pasadena City College (l) and Caltech (r)One day after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that schools in California would not reopen, Pasadena City College announced on that the college will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.“In light of the direction at the Federal level to maintain social distancing measures until April 30, we have made the decision this morning to extend PCC’s period of remote operations through the end of the Spring semester,” said Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas and Academic Senate President Matthew Henes in an email to staff, faculty and students.Pasadena City College originally closed its doors on March 16.Nearby Caltech also had closed its door for the remainder of term.Caltech called on all students to advise the college on where students were living during the crisis.“With the undergraduate community now dispersed around the globe, Caltech needs to know where every student is actually residing during Spring Term.This information will be critically important as the public health emergency in our country continues to unfold,”At PCC, classes will continue to be offered through remote means through the end of term according to the email.The college is postponing commencement ceremonies until Spring 2021.“We hope that those students who would have celebrated with us this June will bring their families to join us at that time. In response to student feedback we are also working to offer credit for Spring 2020 semester parking permits.”The move follows a decision by Gov, Gavin Newsom to shutter schools for the remainder of the academic year.As of Thursday morning, the Pasadena Public Heath Department reported 37 people had tested positive for the coronavirus.“This is a very difficult decision to make, as we understand the impact this crisis has had on our ability to offer necessary programs and services.We are all working outside of our normal routines. Given the seriousness of this public health emergency, however, we have an urgent need to do all we can to flatten the curve, ensure our healthcare system functions as it needs to, and promote the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff,” the email reads.Officials at the college are in regular communication with the Chancellor’s Office and official in the CSUs and UC college systems regarding clinical hours and transfer requirements, among others, that are being impacted by this emergency.Some employees could return to campus before the semester ends.“Until that time, please note that the college remains closed to all but essential personnel, and staff and supervisors are to continue using established processes to gain access to their offices or facilities,” the email reads. “Under no circumstances are faculty to invite students back to campus for instruction. Additionally, the guidelines relating to remote work and vacation, sick, compensatory, and family leave remain unchanged at this time. If you have a question about your particular situation, please contact Human Resources.” HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Education PCC, Caltech Campuses Will Remain Closed for Remainder of Academic Term Commencement ceremonies rescheduled for Spring 2021 By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Friday, April 3, 2020 | 4:00 am STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more