Governor Abbott, TEA, TDEM announce COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program for Texas school systems

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The state is announcing a COVID-19 rapid testing program for Texas schools.

Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texas Education Agency and Division of Emergency Management are announcing the creation of a testing pilot program for district employees and students to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campuses.

The launch of the pilot program will include eight districts, and schools interested in applying for the program can apply until October 28th.

Governor Abbott says " As more students return to campus for in-person instruction, the State of Texas is working alongside school officials to provide resources to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff."