Update on Reopening Plans


As of March 15, 2021, the City of Long Beach and Los Angeles County has moved from the COVID-19 Purple Tier (widespread) to the Red Tier (Substantial).  As COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations continue to decrease, Public Health urges residents to proceed with caution, even as additional activities are now permitted with required safety protocols for masking, distancing, and infection control. 

Students now have access to free WiFi at the PCC Parking Structure. The parking structure is open Monday through Saturday for students to access the strong WiFi signal from a safe distance within their vehicles. Click here for more information.

We are also planning to start reopening a few critical areas throughout the Spring ’21 term with a few such as Athletics starting after Spring Break.  Considerations include space and other guidelines, within health department directives.

  • Libraries
  • Computer Labs/Quiet Study Spaces
  • Testing/Proctoring
  • Athletics conditioning
  • Limited Student Services
  • Limited Performing Arts
  • Limited access to faculty/staff offices

LBCC has established a Reopening Task Force Steering Committee that includes representatives from constituent groups as well as various impacted departments.  The goals of the Steering Committee are to assist the District in:

  1. Developing priorities for reopening of activities/services
  2. Creating District-wide and campus-specific reopening schedules reflecting strategic and staggered re-opening of activities and services
  3. Reviewing Reopening Department/Activity Subcommittee Plans

There will be opportunities for faculty and classified staff to contribute to their department’s reopening plans.  As you can imagine, there are many factors to take into consideration, and we will be proceeding thoughtfully.  The reopening will happen in phases, as plans are developed and thoroughly reviewed.  This approach is a continuation of the process to offer essential labs, which have been permitted to operate in a limited capacity on campus since Summer 2020. 

We are encouraged by the opportunity to offer greater service to our students as restrictions lift.  At the same time, we want to continue to ensure the health and safety of our community.  This last year has been distinguished by incredible collaboration and flexibility.  We ask your patience and support as we continue to work toward eventual reopening.

To view campus access plans and progress toward reopening, please visit our Return to Campus page.