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The health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff at San Antonio College is our highest priority. Updates, information, and other resources will be linked here as the information is received.

Health and Safety Temperature Screenings

In an effort to ensure that we are maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all, health screenings will continue to be required daily before entering any building on campus. The screening consists of answering a series of questions regarding virus symptoms and a temperature check. All health screenings are conducted at the designated entrance of each open building. Wrist bands will be given once the screening process is completed. Please arrive on campus early to allow time for your required health screening. If you or someone in your household is sick, please stay home.

Before proceeding to your requested area, you must first go to a Health Screening Station located in any of the following buildings:

  • Candler Physical Education Center
  • Chance Academic Center
  • Longwith Radio, Television & Film Building
  • McAllister Fine Arts Center
  • McCreless Hall
  • Moody Learning Center
  • Nursing & Allied Health Complex
  • Oppenheimer Academic Center

COVID-19 Testing Information

Starting Monday, Jan. 10, COVID-19 PCR testing will take place at the Visual Arts Center (VAC), Room 120. VAC is located at the corner of Lewis St. and W. Dewey Pl. Testing will no longer be available in the Moody Learning Center.

Testing involves a self-administered nose swab to determine if an individual has the virus. It will be available on the following days and times:

Mondays: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8 a.m. - noon
Thursdays: 1:30 - 7 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 

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Testing is mandatory for employees and voluntary for students. The free test is administered by Community Labs. No insurance is required to take the test.
 
Testing is for individuals without symptoms. If you have any symptoms that could indicate COVID-19, please do not come to campus.
 
Testing is painless and takes about a minute to complete. Results are typically available in 24 hours. You will receive an email and/or text message notifying you when you can view your results by logging into your account.
 
In order to avoid false positives, individuals who have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days should not test. Employees should report the reason for not completing a required test to the San Antonio College Risk Coordinator.
 
NOTE: COVID-19 testing will not be available on Monday, Jan. 17, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
 
If you have not taken the test at SAC before, you are encouraged to pre-register to save time, but walk-ins are accepted during operating hours.
 
 

Registration Instructions

  1. Go to register.communitylabstesting.org to register for COVID-19 testing.
    • Select "Site Type: School"
    • Select "Site Assigned: ACD San Antonio College" (you can start by just typing "acd" and select from the resulting list). 
      NOTE: Students and employees will need to verfify their phone number and email address prior to continuing.
    • Once registered, you will receive a unique QR code, which will be required when you arrive for testing.
    • It is recommended to save the QR code for quick access later.
  2. Go to a testing site at one of the scheduled days/times listed above. Each person must have their QR code ready for testing when they arrive. You must show the QR code at the testing site. You can either show the code on your phone or print it out and bring it with you to the testing site.

COVID-19 Reporting Procedures

As cases of COVID-19 have increased, we want to be sure that you are aware of the process for reporting COVID-19 cases at San Antonio College.
 
Any faculty member, staff member, or student who has tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19 should immediately complete the COVID-19 Incident Reporting Form and do not access campus.
 
 
You must complete the report:
  • upon notification of exposure to COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test result;
  • regardless of whether you have been on-site or remote;
  • if you share a home with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19;
  • or if you exhibit the onset of COVID-19 symptoms (CDC COVID-19 Symptoms).

Reports need to be submitted for employees working onsite or remotely, students learning onsite or remotely, vendors onsite within the past two weeks, and community members or others onsite within the past two weeks.

Anyone can submit a report. It is preferable for the affected person to submit a report, but anyone can submit a report regarding an affected person. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is that a report is submitted IMMEDIATELY.

Once the form is submitted, Risk Management will follow up to provide all necessary information and the next steps based on the specific situation.
 

Follow-Up Instructions

  • Employees and students should stay home, notify their supervisor or instructor, and respond to any phone calls or messages from Gerald T. Dove, SAC Coordinator of College Risk Management, the SAC Risk Management team, and Alamo Colleges District Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Employees working onsite and students attending classes onsite – DO NOT come to campus until officially released to do so by Risk Management.

Contact Gerald T. Dove, Coordinator of College Risk Management, for questions at gdove4@alamo.edu.

Alamo Colleges COVID-19 Testing Hours of Operation and Locations

These sites and locations are available only for staff, faculty, and students (not available to the public).

District Support Office
Conference Room W205
Monday: 8 a.m - noon
Tuesday: 8 a.m - noon
Thursday: 1:30 - 5 p.m.

Northeast Lakeview College

Pending

Northwest Vista College
Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH) - Room 101B
Monday: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:30 - 7 p.m
Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Palo Alto College
Student Center - Room 130
Monday: 8 a.m. - noon
Tuesday: 3 - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

St. Philip's College
Watson Fine Arts Center (WFAC)
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Southwest Campus - Building 1
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m

San Antonio College
Visual Arts Center (VAC) - Room 120
Monday: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - noon
Thursday: 1:30 - 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mass COVID-19 Testing Hours of Operation and Locations

The city has established public mega testing sites available for the community (open to the public).

On Monday, Jan. 5, Metro Health announced three new, no-cost COVID-19 test sites at the Alamo Colleges District Support Operations Building, Palo Alto College, and St. Philip’s College. Metro Health encourages individuals to get tested if they have symptoms of the coronavirus. The new test sites were contracted by the City of San Antonio to reduce wait times and add capacity in the region.

The test sites are operated by Community Labs and will be offered at the following locations and hours. No appointment is necessary. Testing is done on a walk-up basis only. Results will be provided within 24 hours.

District Support Office
2222 N. Alamo St., 78215
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Palo Alto College
Performing Arts Center (PERF) - Building 20
1400 W. Villaret Blvd., 78224
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Philip's College
Center for Learning Resources (CLR) Building
1801 Martin Luther King Dr., 78203
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Click Here for a Complete List of Testing Locations in Bexar County

Wellness 360 Clinic and Telehealth Services

Primary health care is available for Alamo Colleges District students through a partnership between the Alamo Colleges District and UT Health San Antonio’s Wellness 360 program.

Through Wellness 360 at the Alamo Colleges District, students can visit with a medical professional in an on-site clinic or via telehealth from the comfort of their home, or anywhere they have phone and Internet access.

Call to make an appointment: 210-485-0571

The clinics are not accepting walk-ins, but same-day appointments are often available.

To verify eligibility, please have your Banner ID ready when you call.

Temporary Schedule

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Wednesday, Jan. 19: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. the clinic will be open for F2F appointments*
  • Thursday, Jan. 20: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. the clinic will conduct telehealth appointments* only, 210-486-1111
  • Monday, Jan. 24 and Tuesday, Jan. 25: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. the clinic will be open for F2F appointments*
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 27: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. the clinic will conduct telehealth appointments* only, 210-486-1111
Regular hours of operation are scheduled to resume on Monday, Jan. 31.
 
*Appointments are not available between 12 - 1 p.m.
 
On-Site Location

San Antonio College
Nursing and Allied Health Complex (NAHC), Room 100
Parking is located in Garage #2 at W. Park Ave. and Howard St.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a mask?

Beginning May 21, 2021, in compliance with the governor’s executive order, face coverings will no longer be mandatory.

SAC will continue to strongly encourage mask usage in all buildings, in alignment with CDC, city, and county guidelines.

Will the COVID-19 vaccine be mandated for students or employees to return to campus?

The health and safety of SAC is a shared responsibility, and vaccination is one of many efforts we may choose to take to protect ourselves and those around us. With health and safety as the top priority, all students and employees who will be onsite are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to individuals ages 5 and up in Texas. For more information on free, local vaccination sites, visit WeCanDoItSA.com

I have tested positive for COVID-19 or was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to report it to San Antonio College?
Yes. If you have been exposed to or have tested positive for COVID-19, you must complete the COVID-19 Incident Report immediately, and take the following steps.
 
Employees:
  • Notify your supervisor of your status
  • Respond to all requests for follow-up information from Risk Management
  • Do not come to campus until you have been released to do so by Risk Management. Note: Procedures regarding campus access for remote employees remain applicable following release by Risk Management
Students:
  • Notify your instructor(s) of your status
  • Respond to all requests for follow-up information from Risk Management
  • Do not come to campus until you have been released to do so by Risk Management

#AlamoTOGETHER Pledge

We encourage everyone to take the Alamo Colleges District’s (ACD) Pledge to show their commitment to keeping our ACD family safe and healthy. 

Our ability to return to on-site operations relies on each of us taking responsibility to:

  • get vaccinated or boosted
  • continue wearing masks while indoors
  • self-report COVID-19 exposure or diagnosis
  • quarantine as needed

Stay Tuned

Please continue to monitor your email and stay in communication with your instructor or supervisor.

To find a legitimate and free COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic or testing location just go to covid19.sanantonio.gov or call 311 and select option 8.

For more information, contact Gerald T. Dove, Coordinator of College Risk Management at gdove4@alamo.edu.

For more updates, please visit the Alamo Colleges COVID-19 website: https://www.alamo.edu/better-safer-alamotogether/

Be well and stay safe.

Updated: Jan. 18, 2022