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Abbott Announces New School COVID Testing Program

Governor Abbott rolled out a new pilot program for rapid testing for COVID-19 in schools. The hope is to have it fully operational in two weeks. They administer the rapid antigen tests to students, teachers, and staff who initially participate in eight school systems throughout the state. Governor Abbott teased the program back in August. Schools enrolled in the program will also receive personal protective equipment to administer the rapid tests, which produce results within 15 minutes. Schools can apply for the program through the Texas Education Agency.