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COVID-19 Safety Protocols for the 2022–2023 Academic Year

Fuller’s Senior Leadership Team has been closely monitoring the current situation regarding COVID-19, as well as federal, state, and local public health guidelines and health orders. As we respond to the ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fuller continues to prioritize the safety of our community.


What procedures are in place to help protect us against the COVID virus?

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are extremely important. The following measures are being taken to minimize the risk of infection:

  • You are no longer required to submit a Symptom Check form for each campus visit, but we ask that you protect others by remaining at home if you have symptoms of COVID-19, flu, or cold.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, please notify
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors (or as required by a public health order)
  • Regular cleaning protocols have been implemented and will be maintained
  • Air filters are upgraded to the highest efficiency possible and other modifications have been made to increase the quantity of outside air and ventilation in each building
  • View the full outline of Fuller’s Higher Education COVID-19 Prevention Protocol for Pasadena

Frequently Asked Questions

Which modalities will be available for the 2022–2023 Academic Year?

We will have classes available in residential, fully online, and hybrid modalities.

I am an international student. How will this opening affect me and my visa?

Pasadena-based course offerings are expected to allow sufficient campus-based units for new and returning international students to maintain their residential visa eligibility.

My program requires me to attend in-person classes in Pasadena, but I have health concerns. What can I do to address my health concerns while not falling behind in my coursework?

You can ask for a pandemic-related academic adjustment if you have:

  • received a positive COVID test requiring isolation
  • a COVID exposure or symptom expression requiring quarantine\
  • If your situation falls into one of the above categories, please read more about the Pandemic-Related Academic Adjustment process.

What are Fuller’s procedures for responding to a COVID-19 case on campus?

Students and employees should email to report COVID-19 symptoms, if they test positive, or if they are a close contact to someone who has COVID-19. Fuller has an exposure management plan that includes academic or work place adjustments, contact tracing, and providing additional cleaning/disinfecting to applicable areas. Fuller will also follow the procedures outlined in Fuller’s COVID Prevention Program as it relates to the workplace.

I’m a staff or faculty member scheduled to return to the Pasadena campus in a full-time or hybrid in-person modality, but I have health concerns. Who should I contact to address my concerns?

For all pandemic-related work adjustments, please email

I work in Fuller’s healthcare facility (2nd floor of 180 N. Oakland Avenue). Am I required to be vaccinated?

All healthcare workers and anyone who performs physical work within Fuller’s healthcare facility (2nd floor of 180 N. Oakland Avenue building) must follow the Updated City of Pasadena Health Officer Order Requiring Vaccination of Healthcare Workers.

Past Updates

Fuller has released regular updates to the community as the pandemic as progressed.

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For questions or concern, please contact