Updated: November 28, 2022
Fall 2022 Semester
Pasadena City College offers free and optional COVID-19 testing for all students and employees. PCC’s Covid Support Team may require testing in cases of Covid-19 exposure or symptoms.
Testing Options & Resources
On-Campus testing is available to all PCC employees and students. You do not need to pre-register for testing. We offer rapid antigen nasal swab testing ONLY. PCR tests may be available only by referral from PCC’s Covid Support Team (CovidSupport@pasadena.edu).
CEC/Foothill Campus: Room B-4
- Check in with your name and a photo ID
- You will receive a sticker with your name and date of birth
- Bring the sticker to your nurse, who will attach the sticker to your test tube sample
- The nurse will gently swab the inside of your nose
- Then you’re all set. You will receive an email within 15 – 30 minutes with your test results sent to your Pasadena email account
- If you do not receive your email, please contact CovidResults@pasadena.edu, speak to the testing site manager, or visit the Covid Support Team in person in room G2 (available Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
- IF YOU TEST POSITIVE, please return to any testing facility to get a confirmatory PCR test. You may show your positive rapid test result as your referral to get a PCR test. Afterward, please go home and isolate yourself. The Covid Support Team will contact you within 24 hours of the next business day with further instructions.
On-Campus Regular Weekly Schedule
|COVID-19 Testing Date||Time||Location (view map)|
|Mondays||7 a.m. - 4 p.m.||PCC Colorado Campus, Harbeson Hall (L Building, entrance on Colorado)|
|9 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Rosemead Campus: Student Center Patio|
|Tuesdays||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.||PCC Colorado Campus: Harbeson Hall|
|Wednesdays||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.||Foothill Campus/CEC: Room B-4|
|Thursdays||11 a.m. - 7 p.m.||PCC Colorado Campus, Harbeson Hall (L Building, entrance on Colorado)|
|Fridays||9 a.m. - 2 p.m.||PCC Colorado Campus, Harbeson Hall (L Building, entrance on Colorado)|
|Saturdays & Sundays||No Testing||No Testing|
If you are unable to come to campus, you may submit authenticated test results from other labs
- The City of Pasadena offers many local COVID-19 testing options: https://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/covid-19-testing-info
The City of Los Angeles offers several COVID-19 testing options: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
Those test results must be submitted at the links below. Your test result submission must include your name, test date, facility, and result.
- Testing is available on the Colorado Campus:
- Harbeson Hall (L Building, entrance on Colorado)
- Also available on the Foothill Campus
- Room B-4
- And Rosemead Campus
- Student Center Patio
- Information on times and locations
Students who test positive must go home, isolate themselves, and fill out a Covid Support Form. PCC's Covid Support Team will be in touch with instructions related to isolation and/or quarantine. Students may be required to confirm the test result with a second laboratory-confirmed PCR test. Students who test positive will not be dropped from classes, and arrangements will be made for them to maintain their academic standing.
Select individuals may still be required to test weekly if you are on a testing regimen or if the Covid Support Team requires it. If you test positive and have no symptoms during these 90 days, your positive result will most likely be a false positive, and the Covid Support Team will clear you to be on campus. Please call Covid Support at (626) 585-7348 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
No, we do not accept self-administered at-home tests. You must test with a third party overseen by a medical professional or at PCC's testing sites.
Only unvaccinated students with an approved exemption are required to test once per
week. Those who miss a week will receive a warning. A 2nd violation may result in
the student being dropped from their in-person classes. Exceptions can be made depending
on a student's circumstances (sick, out of town, personal reasons, etc.) These exceptions
should be communicated to the Covid Support Team in advance by emailing CovidSupport@pasadena.edu.
The Covid Support Team may also require students to test to exit isolation or if they are exposed. Students who are required to test and who do not do so may face disciplinary action through the college's Student Conduct process and may be dropped from their face-to-face courses.
PCC provides a range of testing options and times to meet students' needs. You should plan for a test that fits your schedule and meets the college's testing requirements.
Some classes, such as Athletics or Performing Arts classes, may require testing before class. This is something that will be communicated to you by your professors. The Covid Support Team may also require testing before attending your class if you are recently exiting isolation due to testing positive.
Your Covid test results will be sent to your Pasadena email account from "Quantgene-Serenity."
If you do not receive your results in your Pasadena email, please contact CovidResults@pasadena.edu, speak to the testing site manager, or visit the Covid Support Team in person in room G2 (available Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
We are glad to answer this question. You may test as much as you'd like! Testing is a great way to know your status and help keep you and your family and friends safe.
When a positive case is identified, PCC's COVID Response Team will reach out to students and employees identified as close contacts with further instructions. Following these instructions will help us reduce the spread of this disease and manage the impacts of this pandemic. Please remember that COVID-19 status is confidential medical information and should not be shared with others.
Starting January 31, you do not need to show proof of a negative test prior to entering a campus building. However, some classes may still require a negative Covid test before attending, such as Athletics and Performing Arts. This will be communicated to you by your professor.
If an employee needs to be excluded from the workplace due to quarantine or isolation, AND if they are well enough, they may work from home only if they have a home assignment (such as online faculty).
For example, a faculty teaching an online course can continue to teach online if under isolation or quarantine and is well enough to do so
A faculty teaching an in-person class may not convert their class to online if under isolation or quarantine. A substitute must be found or the class rescheduled.
When a positive case is identified, PCC's COVID Response Team will contact any persons identified as close contacts with further instructions. Following these instructions will help us reduce the spread of this disease and manage the impacts of this pandemic. Please remember that COVID-19 status is confidential medical information and should not be shared with others.
Yes. You will be notified if one of your students tests positive and needs to be absent from class for a period of time. The Covid Support Team will also identify and notify other students who are close contacts of positive cases.
An OWL camera will be distributed to your class for the duration of the student's isolation or quarantine period. This camera should be used so the student may attend class remotely and maintain their academic standing.