Update on LBCC 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. 

LBCC has established a Reopening Task Force Steering Committee to plan for the gradual reopening of additional activities and classes on campus, in accordance with the Red Tier guidelines.

We are planning to start reopening some critical areas throughout the Spring ’21 term, with a few, such as Athletics, starting after Spring Break.  Other areas that are being reviewed for reopening include:

  • Libraries
  • Computer Labs/Quiet Study Spaces
  • Testing/Proctoring
  • Some Student Services
  • Some Performing Arts

There are many factors to take into consideration, and we will be proceeding thoughtfully.  The reopening will happen as safely as possible, in phases, as plans are developed and thoroughly reviewed. 

We cannot wait to welcome more students back onto campus as restrictions lift.  At the same time, we want to continue to ensure the health and safety of our community. 

At the moment, LBCC remains closed to all but a few approved activities that are defined as “essential” in accordance with the health orders.  These orders continue to allow LBCC to operate as it has been doing for the past several months.

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

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