Richardson ISD is participating in a state of Texas program that provides a limited number of rapid antigen screening tests to participating school districts. The in-school screening program will be available to employees and students who develop COVID-19 symptoms while at school during the school day. The optional screenings can be provided at no cost to students with parent consent.
The program will begin on Tuesday, December 1. A completed consent form is required for each student to be eligible to receive a screening test. Parents with multiple RISD students will need to complete a consent form for each student they would like to be eligible. Parents will need their child’s student identification number to complete the form. The student identification number is available on report cards, in Focus, as part of the student’s district email address, or by calling the child’s school.
Under CDC guidelines, students and staff experiencing symptoms at school cannot remain at school, regardless of a negative antigen screening result. Students and staff should not come to school to request a screening test if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and should instead notify the school nurse and consider contacting a healthcare provider.