Covid Community Resources

Campus and community resources to help students find support regarding COVID-19. 

For information about what Covid-19 symptoms are, visit the CDC   Symptoms of Covid-19 web page      
An exposure consists of close contact with someone else who has tested positive for Covid-19. Close contact is deemed as sharing the same indoor airspace for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes altogether during an infected person's infectious period.     

Instructions for Isolation & Quarantine 

California Department of Public Health has published an    Isolation and Quarantine Fact Sheet   . These are the guidelines of which Columbia College requires faculty, staff, and students to follow.     

For assistance in understanding your isolation or quarantine instructions, contact the Health Services office at (209) 588-5204. 


  • The Columbia College Health and Wellness Center has free at-home Covid tests for students. Come by the office to pick one up. If you are feeling unwell, call the office ahead of time at (209) 588-5283.
  • To find a local pharmacy or clinic that administers COVID-19 testing, visit      
  • Every home in the United States is eligible to receive free at-home Covid tests in the mail.  Order online or call 1-800-232-0233. For TTY, 1-888-720-7489.     
  • Various pharmacies including CVS, Rite Aid, and others may contract out to perform COVID-19 tests. To schedule through these pharmacies, contact their pharmacies or visit their websites online.   
  • For in person on-site rapid antigen tests and PCR tests, the Optum Serve State performs testing at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds    at 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora  on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7 am to 7 pm. The testing site is closed from 12 pm to 1 pm and 4 pm to 5 pm for staff breaks. Visit the  online scheduling web page   to book a testing appointment or call (888) 634-1123.    
    Those who test positive at the testing site will have the option of participating in Test to Treat   which involves   receiving a telehealth appointment with a provider to determine if they are eligible for a Covid treatment prescription.    

Covid Vaccinations

For general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the    Covid Collaborative web page.   To find a local pharmacy or clinic that administers the COVID-19 vaccine, visit      

    Local pharmacies that schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments:     

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