COVID-19 Testing at LTCC Through July

June 29, 2020

Photo of the front of LTCC's Physical Eduation building where COVID testing takes placeLake Tahoe Community College will continue to serve as an appointment-only COVID-19 testing site center through the month of July 2020. The college’s Physical Education Building is now the only large-scale COVID-19 active virus testing site in El Dorado County. The decision to continue using the facility as a testing site will be made on a month-to-month basis going forward.

Health service staff is conducting nasal swab tests in the PE building by appointment only in order to determine the active presence of the COVID-19 virus at the time of testing. Antibody tests to detect if someone has already been exposed to the virus are not offered at this time. Tests will be available to any county resident regardless of their health, access to medical insurance, or immigration status free of charge, with priority going to those with COVID-19 symptoms such as fever and shortness of breath.

To register for an appointment online, visit the Logistics Health Incorporated test site, or call 888-634-1123. Test results take 48-72 hours. Patients who test positively will be contacted via telephone by a nurse.

The planning and operation of LTCC’s test site is the responsibility of El Dorado County’s Emergency Operations Center. LTCC’s PE Building is its own standalone building located more than 100 yards away from all other facilities on LTCC’s campus, allowing essential college employees to safely conduct their work without interacting with visitors coming for COVID-19 testing.

LTCC’s main parking lot is divided, with barricades and signage used to limit access to the PE building to medical personnel and test patients only. Security checkpoints are in place to keep those visiting for tests from accessing any other college facilities. No college personnel will be involved in testing work. When the testing site closes, LTCC’s PE Building will undergo an intensive sterilization process led by public health experts before returning to service for college activities.

LTCC is located at One College Drive off of Al Tahoe Boulevard in the center of South Lake Tahoe. Testing days and hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 7am to 12pm and 1pm to 7pm, closed Sundays and Mondays.

For more information about local testing and COVID-19 cases, visit El Dorado County’s virus homepage. For more information about LTCC’s response to COVID-19 and campus updates, visit the college's Coronavirus Information page.