SAC Announces Update for COVID-19 Testing on Campus

January 4, 2022

Starting Monday, Jan. 10, COVID-19 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 at 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.

Note: COVID-19 testing will not be available on Monday, Jan. 17, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.           

COVID-19 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.

If you have not taken the test at SAC before, you are encouraged to pre-register at to save time, but walk-ins are accepted during operating hours.

Coronavirus web 2.pngCOVID-19 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.

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 Alamo Colleges.

Any faculty member, staff member, or student who has tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19 should complete the form found at this link:

For a PDF version of the Alamo Colleges COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance procedures, click here

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

Temperature screening, which consists of answering a series of questions regarding virus symptoms and a temperature check, will continue to be required to enter the campus daily.

Temperature screening stations are located at the following locations:

  • Candler Physical Education Center
  • Chance Academic Center
  • Longwith RTF Building
  • McAllister Fine Arts Center
  • McCreless Hall
  • Moody Learning Center
  • Nursing and Allied Health Complex
  • Oppenheimer Academic Center

Wrist bands will be given once the screening process is completed.

For more information, contact Gerald T. Dove, Coordinator of College Risk Management, at