COVID-19 Testing

  • For Students & Employees: Self-administered at home test is available on site at the main campus, downtown Health Sciences campus and Tehama campus. If you are positive, need to retest on/after day 5, or symptomatic, please call Campus Safety at (530) 242-7910 (option 3) upon arrival at the Campus Safety parking lot and test will be brought out you. Testing is available at no cost to students and employees.
  • For Community Members: Please visit the website for a listing of local testing locations. If you're unable to access the website, you can also call (530) 225-5591.

Stay Home and Get Tested If You're Sick 

One of the best ways to help in our efforts to keep everyone safe is to self-monitor and stay home if you’re feeling sick or experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, even if you’ve been vaccinated. Accommodations will be made to reduce your risk of exposure to others and still get tested on campus.

Some common symptoms of COVID-19 may include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

COVID-19 Vaccines

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) affirm that all COVID-19 vaccines currently available in California are safe and effective at preventing severe illness from COVID-19. Californians ages 12+ are now eligible for vaccination. To get vaccinated, call (833) 422-4255 or visit  

Want to learn more?  Additional information is available at:

Face Coverings & Physical Distancing Requirements

Face coverings provide protection against the spread of diseases. To protect the health and well-being of our campus community, Shasta College follows public health guidelines.

“Face covering” means a surgical mask, a medical procedure mask, a respirator worn voluntarily, or a tightly woven fabric or non-woven material of at least two layers that completely covers the nose and mouth and is secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head. Gaiter masks shall have two layers of fabric or be folded to make two layers. A face covering is a solid piece of material without slits, visible holes, or punctures, and must fit snugly over the nose, mouth, and chin with no large gaps on the outside of the face. A face covering does not include a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck, collar, or single layer of fabric. All employees have access to District provided face coverings, including surgical masks and N95s.  

  • Wearing of masks are not required at any Shasta College District locations unless the following:
    • Employees must wear face coverings around others for a total of 10 days after positive COVID-19 Test.
    • Employees must wear face coverings around others for a total of 10 days after exposure to positive COVID-19 individual.
  • Physical distancing is no longer required indoors or outdoors.

Individuals are encouraged to wear masks and to keep space between themselves and others if possible to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status. 

Shasta College continues to monitor federal, state, and local guidelines, and campus policies will be adjusted as updated information is released.  

Isolation & Quarantine Procedures & Protocols for COVID-19 exposures and positive cases

Reporting COVID-19 Cases and Concerns

Notify Campus Safety - Anyone who is sick with COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, is asked to contact their supervisor or Campus Safety by emailing or calling (530) 242-7910.

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 directly.

Campus Safety Plans

Procedures, protocols, and guidelines to promote the health and safety of the members of the campus community as well as a response plan in the event of a suspected COVID-19 case on any Shasta College campus.


We're making every effort to provide the tools and resources needed by our students as they pursue their studies. We're available to work through any questions you may have. Please refer to the following for assistance.

Federal COVID Student Emergency Grant Funds

The Federal Government has provided funding for students through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF). These have come in different sets of legislations: CARES (HEERF I), CRRSAA (HEERF II), and APR (HEERF III).

Got questions? We're here to help.

You may contact the campus via phone by calling (530) 242-7910.