COVID-19 Testing Information

You will be required to submit a copy of your COVID-19 test result to JCC's COVID-19 Emergency Response Team before you can be cleared to return to campus.  At a minimum, your test result must display your name, the date you were tested, and the location of the testing site.  Results should be submitted by email to  Once received, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Team will evaluate your case and provide you with a plan for your safe return to campus.

If you are identified as a close contact to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (by the Johnston County Public Health Department, JCC's COVID-19 Emergency Response Team, or by the individual themselves) and you are fully vaccinated, you should test 5-7 days after exposure if you do not experience symptoms.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you should test at least 5 days after exposure if you do not experience symptoms.

If you do experience symptoms, you should quarantine and test immediately.  By quarantining and testing immediately, you help protect those around you and prevent many more potential infections from occurring. 

If your result from your test is negative for COVID-19, depending on your situation, you may be directed to get retested at a later date, in order to be cleared to return to campus.

Disclaimer:  Johnston Community College is not responsible for any costs associated with COVID-19 testing.  Before you get tested, be sure to ask your healthcare provider or testing site about any costs related to your test.

There are several options available for getting tested for COVID-19.  It is your responsibility to select the correct test type for your situation and to get tested at the proper time to get a valid result.

The Johnston County Public Health Department and NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) currently partners with OptumServe to offer free COVID-19 testing at the Smithfield Men's Progressive Club, located at 1208 Old Goldsboro Road in Smithfield (near JCC's main campus).  Click on the link below for information:

JCPH COVID-19 Testing Site

Local health departments, pharmacies, urgent care, and other locations also provide testing.  There may be a fee.  These testing sites are not endorsed or vetted by NCDHHS.  Please call the testing site or your healthcare provider before you go for testing.  Use the Test Site Finder link below to find locations near you:

Test Site Finder