Alamo Colleges Implements On-Site Weekly COVID-19 Screening

August 20, 2021

Kay Hendricks


Keeping the safety of its students, employees and the community first and foremost, the Alamo Colleges District is partnering with Community Labs to implement on-site weekly COVID-19 screening (PCR tests) of all students and employees at each of the colleges, DSO and St. Philip's College - Southwest Campus.

This screening initiative provides for early identification and quarantine of infections. All employees, students, and vendors' employees who are scheduled to work regularly on site are expected to be screened for COVID-19 on a weekly basis, regardless of vaccination status.

Employees who work at the district’s training centers are invited to visit any of the colleges, DSO, or SWC to be screened. The test is a painless, self-administered nose swab that only takes about a minute. COVID-19 screening (PCR test) will be conducted on a walk-in basis during operating hours which can be found at


Steps for Pre-Registration

No appointments are necessary, but pre-registration is recommended. Those required to be tested may pre-register at

  1. Select “Site Type: School
  2. Select “Site Assigned
  3. Type ACD
  4. Select their home college or location
  5. Proceed with pre-registration and verification steps.

Once someone is pre-registered, they will receive a QR code via email and text. They should bring the QR code with them each time they come for screening and only need to pre-register once.

Users should save their QR code and use the same one each time they are screened. The QR code can be used at any Alamo Colleges District COVID-19 screening (PCR test) site.

Results will be available within 24 hours. Those who have been tested will receive an email and text notifying them when they can see their result. Screenings are for individuals without symptoms.

If anyone scheduled to be on-site has any symptoms that could be COVID-19, they should stay home. Everyone is asked to please not come on campus to be screened if they feel ill.


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