Poly is working closely with local health organizations, the Pasadena Public Health Department, and following the guidelines of the CDC regarding COVID-19 in our communities. Please know that the health and well-being of Poly and our neighboring communities is very important to us. And so we have made a space to keep the information you may need in one place.

This page will have Poly's updates and recent communications to the Poly community regarding COVID-19 precautions that have been put in place. 

Return to Campus Community Messages

March 3, 2022

Optional Face Mask Guidance

Dear Poly community,  

With the State and Pasadena Public Health Department’s recent decision to remove the requirement for indoor face masks in K-12 schools, we would like to announce that effective Monday, March 14, face masks will be optional both indoors and outdoors at Poly for all students, faculty, and staff. While the health departments still strongly recommend indoor face masks, the reduced transmission of COVID-19 and the increase in vaccination rates in most communities drove their decision-making process. Similarly, with Poly’s high vaccination rate and minimal positivity rates from weekly on-campus surveillance testing (which we expect to continue), we feel confident that our decision provides the community with welcomed flexibility and independent choice.

Poly’s Health Office will continue to offer face masks to students and employees until Spring Break. Please contact Audrey Wu if your student’s supply needs to be replenished. After campus reopens on Monday, April 4, community members will need to procure their own supply of face coverings

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Be well,
John Bracker
Head of School

Marcy Kwitny, RN
Director of Health Services