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COVID-19 Testing Options

The California Department of Public Health states, "testing is one layer in a multi-layered approach to COVID-19 harm reduction, which also includes vaccination, mask wearing, improved ventilation, treatment, and respiratory and hand hygiene."


Testing Options:

PCR Tests & Antigen Tests:


Self-Administered Antigen Tests: 

As of 3/14/2024, thanks to a donation from United Way of Merced County, distribution of rapid antigen tests are back for a limited time!  This resource is set to sunset on 4/20/2024.

    FREE antigen test kits are available for pick-up to students, staff and faculty at the following location.

    • Student Health Services (Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm) 
      • Located on the second floor of the Health and Athletic Center


    Campus Map of Distribution Points - Click to download


    Off-Campus Self-Administered Antigen Tests Options:

    You may pick up free rapid antigen tests through: