Please note there will be no testing on Memorial Day 5/30. See the modified testing schedule for that week below.

Updated: May 23, 2022

Summer 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.

PCC Employees:
Certain employees may choose to test weekly as part of their collective bargaining agreements. Starting May 8th, the testing week will be the seven-day period from Sunday to Saturday each week. (for example 5/8 - 5/14)

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

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. 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).

Walk-Up Testing

Main Campus: Lot 5, Level 3

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, 8:30 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.

Rosemead Student Center Patio

  • Check in with your name and a photo ID
  • Once a nurse is available, they will gently swab the inside of your nose
  • You will need to wait 10-15 minutes for your results and you will receive a paper receipt of your results
  • IF YOU TEST POSITIVE, please get a confirmatory PCR test as soon as possible and then isolate. The Covid Support Team will contact you within 24 hours of the next business day with further instructions.

On-Campus Testing Schedule (Updated Regularly)

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 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. PCC Colorado Campus: Lot 5
Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Foothill Campus/CEC: Room B-4
Thursdays 9 a.m. - 5 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

On-Campus Testing Schedule (Week of July 4th)

COVID-19 Testing Date Time Location (view map)
Monday (July 4th) No Testing No Testing
Tuesday (July 5th) 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
Wednesday (July 6th) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Foothill Campus/CEC: Room B-4
Thursday (July 7th) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PCC Colorado Campus, Harbeson Hall (L Building, entrance on Colorado)
Friday (July 8th) 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PCC Colorado Campus, Harbeson Hall (L Building, entrance on Colorado)
Saturday & Sunday (July 9th & 10th) No Testing No Testing

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. 

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.