COVID-19 Testing

FREE COVID-19 testing is available for employees and students. 

For visitors and community members, please check the San Joaquin Public Health Services website for testing information and locations.

How to Get Tested

Delta College will offer both on-campus and at-home testing options. 

Testing is available to all Delta faculty, staff, and students, regardless of vaccination status.

On-Campus Testing Hours & Location

On-campus testing is now available from our partners at HealthyRETURNS at the following place and times:

Faculty, staff, and students, regardless of vaccination status are required to wear a face mask when at the testing center. The face mask must cover the nose, mouth and chin.
  • Stockton Main Campus: Locke Lounge (Locke 105)  (Stockton campus)
    • Monday:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (Administered by in-person clinician)
    • Tuesday:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Administered by in-person clinician)
    • Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (Administered by in-person clinician)
    • Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Administered by in-person clinician)
    • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: No on-campus testing available
Questions and Answers
Do I have to be tested twice a week?

Tests are no longer required for students or employees with an approved exemption.

I'm an employee with an exemption. When should I test?

Tests are no longer required for employees with an approved exemption.

Is there an alternative to a nasal swab test?

An alternate method to a nasal swab test is available with medical accommodations. If you are unable to have a nasal swab test:

  1. Please have your doctor fill out a medical note to explain the type of testing that you need as a medical accommodation.
  2. Submit this documentation to Gabby Medrano in Human Resources ( 


How soon will results be available, if I test in Locke Lounge?

Rapid Antigen tests can be processed onsite with results available in about 15 minutes. 


How long will it take to get tested?

Unless there is a long wait, testing should take just a few minutes.

Is testing only for employees who have approved exemptions?

 No. Testing is available for all faculty, staff and students.

What happens if I test positive?

If you test positive at Locke Lounge or through a take-home test provided by Delta College, you will be notified and will receive further instructions from Healthy Returns.


What do I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

Please click here to view an interactive process for students and employees felling symptomatic (link to Feeling Symptomatic)

Feeling Symptomatic Reporting Process

What if I test positive for COVID-19 using a test from outside Delta College?

We strongly encourage you to test through Delta College at Locke Lounge, or with a Delta College-issued test kit at home. However, if you do test positive for COVID-19 using a test from outside Delta College, please fill out the self-report form.

You can request a take-home kit here.

How can employees test if they are traveling?

If you are working and not on vacation, you can test from anywhere with a laptop or on your cell phone. You will need to take a test kit with you.

If you are on vacation, you do not need to test.

I haven't received my test kits yet. What do I do?

I requested a single test kit via the online form: If you requested a single test kit, and you have not received your kit, please email


How does COVID test proctoring work? Is it available 24/7?

Proctoring is available for staff only, 24/7. The first time you complete an at-home COVID-19 test, please allow 45 minutes for the process since you will need to register with the testing site. After that, allow 30 minutes for this process to be complete. IMPORTANT: Please refer to test instructions. Do not open your test kit until instructed to do so by the test proctor. Use the QR code on the label and follow the instructions.

Will the College accept testing from other companies or organizations?

We strongly encourage using tests taken at Locke Lounge or the at-home tests distributed by the College. If you do test positive using another test, do not come to campus. Report your positive case here.