BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 testing equipment 

Daily Journal staff report

KANKAKEE — Kankakee Community College is now offering free COVID-19 testing for students three days per week, according to a KCC news release.

The testing, which is being offered as PCR tests, is provided by Loop Medical Center and will be available on KCC’s Riverfront Campus as a convenience to students, according to the release.

The weekly testing schedule is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Appointments are required and can be made through Loop Medical Center’s secure and HIPPA-approved web portal, according to the release. Test results can also be accessed through the portal.

More information on how to access the portal was emailed to students Wednesday.

Gov. JB Pritzker’s executive order requires all college students to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo frequent testing. KCC is following measures to ensure the order is followed, according to the release.

Vaccinated students can provide proof of vaccination with KCC to opt out of weekly testing.