Free rapid COVID-19 testing now available for Cy-Fair ISD students, staff

Free COVID-19 testing is available for symptomatic students and staff members in Cy-Fair ISD. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Free COVID-19 testing is available for symptomatic students and staff members in Cy-Fair ISD. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Free COVID-19 testing is available for symptomatic students and staff members in Cy-Fair ISD. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Students and staff members in Cy-Fair ISD who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are eligible for free rapid testing services at the site where Windfern High School was formerly located, 12630 Windfern Road, Houston, near Pridgeon Stadium.

BinaxNOW tests are accessible for eligible individuals weekdays from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tests are administered via nasal swab while recipients remain in their vehicles, and results are ready in about 15 minutes, according to the district website.

A student ID or employee badge is required to receive one of these free tests, and students under the age of 18 must have parent of guardian consent. Appointments are required for students but not for employees. See additional requirements here.

Those who test positive on-site will be given further information about their isolation period and a date for when they are allowed to return to work or school. Those who test negative will be advised to contact their health care provider for an alternative diagnosis due to the presence of symptoms.

Officials said the test results will be shared with the district and county health department for contact-tracing purposes. Texas public school districts are required to report COVID-19 cases among students and staff to the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of State Health Services.


Call 281-897-6448 for additional information about testing in CFISD. The Windfern site will be operational through Dec. 18 until school returns after the holiday break Jan. 4.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.