Eanes ISD to host free COVID-19 testing for students and staff

Eanes ISD will conduct free COVID-19 tests this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Eanes ISD will conduct free COVID-19 tests this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Eanes ISD will conduct free COVID-19 tests this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

In an effort to track and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the community, students and staff at Eanes ISD will have access to free on-campus coronavirus testing Feb. 6.

Tests will be conducted from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the district’s Adult Transition Services Building located at 1020 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Austin.

EISD will utilize Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW—a rapid COVID-19 test provided by the federal government, according to the district. The tests will be conducted through a self-swab method under the direction of a testing administrator.

The service will be free for all students and staff. Those interested in undergoing a test do not need to be presenting active COVID-19 symptoms or have come into close contact with a COVID-19-positive individual.

Students and staff are required to preregister online, and walk-in appointments will not be available the day of testing. Students must submit a consent form upon registration.


Results will be available in approximately two hours, according to EISD.
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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