IDEA Public Schools officials announced that the district will be offering COVID testing to staff members at all campuses in El Paso.
“To date, we have conducted over 5,000 rapid COVID tests throughout all of our schools in the district,” says Irma Munoz, Chief Operating Officer for IDEA Public Schools. “Our testing site administrators have done a phenomenal job implementing this program safely and we are excited to launch this at every campus for the Spring semester.”
The rapid COVID tests first began at select schools for a trial program a few weeks ago. Given the success that these select campuses had, IDEA made the decision to roll out rapid testing at all campuses.
Staff members can test four times per month and each school will determine what days and times they will offer testing. Students are able to receive testing at the campus if they are attending in-person learning and are experiencing symptoms.
IDEA Public Schools’ testing program is in partnership with TEA and the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM).
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