Updated: January 28, 2022

Spring 2022 Semester

Pasadena City College will be conducting COVID-19 testing for all students enrolled in a face-to-face or hybrid course, or accessing in-person services which require you to be on campus for the Spring 2022 semester.

Students must complete their next COVID-19 test between Saturday, Jan. 29, and Friday, Feb. 4.

A student:

  1. Must complete the daily symptom health survey when coming to campus.
  2. Must have a Covid-19 test any time within the next seven days – from Saturday, Jan. 29, to Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.
  3. Must stay home when you are sick. Monitor your health closely, get tested immediately for Covid-19, and follow isolation instructions while waiting for the test result.

You may use our on-campus testing options or choose to submit tests results for other labs.

Documentation

After testing, keep your results in an email or a photo stored on your phone. You should be prepared to show a negative result to enter campus buildings or receive services. 

Testing Options & Resources

On-Campus Testing

On-Campus testing is available to all PCC employees and students. You do not need to pre-register for testing. 

Walk-Up Testing

  • There are two Walk-Up Testing locations:
    • Lot 4, Ground Level
    • Lot 5, Level 3
  • Please come to campus as you normally would, including parking your car in an appropriate location.
  • Walk to one of the testing locations and receive your test.
  • Proceed to your classroom or workspace after receiving your results.

Satellite Testing

  • Foothill Campus, Room B-4
  • Rosemead Student Center Patio

On-Campus Testing Schedule (Updated Regularly)

COVID-19 Testing Date

Time

Location (view map)

Saturday, Jan. 29

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

PCC Colorado Campus: Lot 4 or Lot 5

Sunday, Jan. 30

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

PCC Colorado Campus: Lot 4 or Lot 5

Monday, Jan. 31


 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PCC Colorado Campus: Lot 4 or Lot 5

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Rosemead Campus: Student Center Patio

Foothill Campus/CEC: Room B-4

Tuesday, Feb. 1


 

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

PCC Colorado Campus: Lot 4 or Lot 5

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Rosemead Campus: Student Center Patio

Wednesday, Feb. 2

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Foothill Campus/CEC: Room B-4

Thursday, Feb. 3

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

PCC Colorado Campus: Lot 4 or Lot 5

Friday, Feb. 4

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Foothill Campus/CEC: Room B-4


Alternate Testing Option

If you are unable to come to campus, you may submit authenticated test results from other labs

Those test results must be submitted at the links below. Your test result submission must include your name, test date, facility, and result.

Submit Covid Test Result for StudentsSubmit Covid Test Results for Employees

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

  • Testing is available on the Colorado Campus:
    • Lot 4, Level 1 – Walk-Up Testing
    • Lot 5, Level 3 – Walk-Up Testing
  • Also available on the Foothill and Rosemead Campuses
  • Information on times and locations

Individuals who test positive will confirm the result with a second test. If the second test is also positive, PCC’s Covid Response Team will be in touch with instructions related to isolation and/or quarantine, depending on each patient’s vaccination status and individual circumstances. Students who test positive will not be dropped from classes as a result of their COVID test.

We have recently changed this policy. Yes, you are still required to test next week. If a positive shows up and you have fully recovered from Covid in the past 90 days, and you have no symptoms, please call Covid Support at (626) 585-7348 or email covidsupport@pasadena.edu.

You may choose to use an alternate testing provider. Outside test results must be submitted using the college’s forms:

No, we do not accept self-administered at-home tests. You must test with us or with a third party overseen by a medical professional.

Individuals who do not meet the testing requirement will receive a warning. Students with multiple warnings will face disciplinary action through the college’s established Student Conduct process and may be dropped from face-to-face courses. Employees with multiple warnings will face disciplinary action and possible termination via the process established through the relevant contract or collective bargaining agreement.

PCC is providing a range of tests to meet students’ needs. You should plan for a test that fits your schedule and meets the college’s testing requirements.

No, COVID-19 tests can be taken any day during a seven-day period. You may go to class one day and then get your test on the next day. 

Yes. Please be prepared to share your test results via phone/tablet or on a printout. PCC is not issuing wristbands related to COVID-19 testing.

Look for emails from "Quantgene-Serenity" in your PCC email account. Results emails will be sent there. You may receive other emails from this address relating to account creation.

We apologize if there was a delay in getting your test results. We made adjustments to help improve the notification process. Testing results will be sent from serenity-no-reply@quantgene.com, so be sure to check your Spam folder. You may stay & wait at our walk-up locations for your results. If you choose to leave, and you do not receive your results, please email covidresults@pasadena.edu or return to the testing location.

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 who have been 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 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. The college will keep record of your required test this week.  Students who do not comply with the testing requirement may be subject to student conduct processes.   

No. A positive test is an indication of sickness and must be treated as such. Staff and faculty with a positive COVID result, regardless of symptoms, will be directed to use relevant leave and take time away from work to rest and recover.

When a positive case is identified, PCC’s COVID Response Team will reach out to any persons who have been 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 medical information and should not be shared with others.

Human Resources will work directly with employees to confirm the appropriate leave balance designation.

Yes. Individuals who are a close contact of positive cases will be contacted with further guidance. If you are not a close contact you will receive information regarding a student’s need to be absent from class for a period of time. 

Absences and missed coursework will be addressed under existing rules at the discretion of the instructor and, where appropriate, division dean and vice president.