FREE COVID-19 Testing Available at Harper
Harper College now offers FREE on-campus COVID-19 testing to anyone in the community!
Whether you may have recently traveled, had close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, or just want to find out if you may be infected, you can be tested.
When and where?
Testing is offered twice a week: 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays and 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays on the first level of the parking garage.
What test is being used?
Made possible through the SHIELD Illinois program, the test uses the University of Illinois saliva-based test. The SHIELD Illinois saliva test is a very sensitive PCR test. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is one of the most reliable and detects genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus.
Do I need an appointment?
No appointment is needed; just be sure not to eat for one hour prior to testing. You will be notified of your results within 24 hours.
Is testing required for students and employees?
No. Testing is completely voluntary.