COVID-19 testing center will no longer be on campus


El Camino College’s campus COVID-19 testing center, operated by the testing company World Back to Work at the Communications Building in Room 205. The testing site will close on June 12. (Ethan Cohen | The Union)

On-campus COVID-19 testing will no longer be available at El Camino College starting June 12, testing site employees said.

The COVID-19 testing services are currently free of charge and located at the Communications Building in Room 205.

World Back to Work, the prominent COVID-19 testing company, embarked on a significant testing initiative beginning summer 2021, several months before in-person classes resumed at the college for spring 2022.

Focusing on ensuring a safe and healthy learning environment, the college brought in the company and established a testing facility on campus in order to admit students to take in-person classes.

On Nov. 7, 2022, El Camino no longer required proof of vaccination for students, employees or visitors, allowing testing to become optional.

The current hours for the testing center is Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.