Testing is on a walk-in basis, no appointment is needed. This is surveillance testing only, intended for the testing of asymptomatic people. In accordance with Cuesta's Safe Reopening plan, if you have been recently exposed to COVID-19 get tested and stay home. If you have symptoms, you should not come onto campus. You can visit your doctor for testing, or learn more about testing locations here.

The test sample consists of a self-swab in your nose. More information is provided on collecting your sample.

The current surge in cases and testing is causing delays in receiving your test results. Please allow up to 4 days to receive your results. Plan accordingly to be Cleared4Cuesta.

Click here for students registration and site hours

Click here for employees registration and site hours 


Testing sites will be closed on both campuses during the board holiday: January 17th, 2022. 

CalHOPE offers crisis counseling after a federal declaration of emergency. It offers resources and information to help people find their way during these difficult times:

CalVoices COVID-19 Support Line (916) 288-8535 Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

CalHOPE Warm Line (833) 317-4673 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Or to chat, visit


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