Georgetown Chamber of Commerce to distribute COVID-19 test kits to interested businesses

Small businesses in Georgetown now have the opportunity to apply for COVID-19 rapid tests through the city's chamber of commerce. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Small businesses in Georgetown now have the opportunity to apply for COVID-19 rapid tests through the city's chamber of commerce. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Small businesses in Georgetown now have the opportunity to apply for COVID-19 rapid tests through the city's chamber of commerce. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Interested businesses can now receive BinaxNow Rapid COVID-19 tests kits from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, the chamber announced in a news release.

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is participating in the Small Business COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program announced by Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 22, according the release. Through the program, the Chamber of Commerce is able to distribute test kits to small businesses in the community.


“The program is part of the Nation’s Coronavirus Testing Strategy and designed to support the continued operation of small businesses in Texas,” the release said.

Businesses will receive test kits and face masks, which they can then provide to their employees, the release said.

Participating businesses must follow the following protocols, according to the release.

  • Identify a test coordinator at their location who is responsible for completing a BinaxNow training

  • Plan a test location and flow of individuals being tested to ensure proper social distancing

  • Report every test that is used via program-defined reporting application

  • Utilize at least 70% of test kits

  • Create a process for employees who test positive

  • Set up test stations in a fashion that limits test subjects’ potential to contaminate the test area

  • Obtain gloves for test administrations and utilize PPE while administering tests

  • Dispose of testing materials in accordance with the defined protocol


Interested businesses should complete this survey for priority consideration. Businesses selected to participate in the program will be notified April 2, the release said.
By Fernanda Figueroa

Reporter, Georgetown

Fernanda joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2021 after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Fernanda covers education, local government, non profits and business for the city of Georgetown. Prior to CI, Fernanda worked as a reporter for The Rider, UTRGV's weekly student newspaper and served as a media relations intern for UTRGV Athletics.