COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is required twice a week for Delta students and employees who are still in the process of getting vaccinated, or have applied for or been granted an exemption to the College’s vaccination mandate. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to test, but can utilize this service if desired.

How to Get Tested

Delta College will offer both on-campus and at-home testing options. For the purposes of complying with the vaccine mandate, please use the testing services described below. Please do not use other external COVID-19 testing providers. 

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.
  • Locke Lounge (Locke 105)  (Stockton campus)
    • Monday:  9am - 7pm (Administered by in-person clinician)
    • Tuesday:  9am - 7pm (Administered by in-person clinician)
    • Wednesday: 9am - 7pm (Administered by in-person clinician)
    • Thursday: 9am to 7pm (Administered by in-person clinician)
    • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: No on-campus testing available
  • At the South Campus at Mountain House, check in with district police at MH 202A. They will give students the test and direct them to MH 103, where a computer with step by step instructions is available. Need help? Call (209) 833-7900.
    • Monday-Thursday: 8am - 5pm
    • Friday: 8am - 12 pm
  • For those at the Manteca farm, or for students and employees who are fully remote, testing will be available via videoconference with a proctor (administrator). Request an at-home test kit by clicking here.
Questions and Answers
Do I have to be tested twice a week?

Tests are required for students and employees who meet the following criteria:

  • Your vaccination is still in progress
  • You have applied for an exemption
  • You have been granted an exemption.

Only those who are fully vaccinated are not required to test twice a week.

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

If you have an approved employee exemption you can test on campus in the Locke Lounge Monday through Thursday. If you test at home, click here to request a test kit and to select your testing days. Please select two days that are not consecutive.

I'm a student with an exemption. When should I test?

If you are a student with an approved exemption, you are required to test at Locke Lounge on campus two days a week, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.

Questions? Please fill out this form.

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 ( 

In the interim, you will be granted a temporary accommodation to receive alternate to the nasal swab test during this time provided you check the medical accommodation box on the  Test Information Kit Form

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 and students who have approved exemptions?

 No. Testing is available for all faculty, staff and students. It is required for those with approved exemptions.

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.

Please see below contact tracing flow chart for more information on quarantine protocol and isolation protocol.

Contact Tracing

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

Please one of the four charts below for on-site and remote employees who have COVID-19 symptoms. (Click on charts below for a  full size View)






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 postivie 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 am a staff member with an approved exemption: Please notify the district by email at

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.