Katy ISD opens COVID-19 rapid testing site for employees

Katy ISD announced Sept. 1 it will host a COVID-19 rapid testing site for the district's staff of more than 11,000. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Katy ISD announced Sept. 1 it will host a COVID-19 rapid testing site for the district's staff of more than 11,000. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Katy ISD announced Sept. 1 it will host a COVID-19 rapid testing site for the district's staff of more than 11,000. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Katy ISD announced Sept. 1 it will host a COVID-19 rapid testing site for the district's staff of more than 11,000.

In partnership with RediMD and The University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, the site is open to district staff only from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to a release from the district.

“We want our Katy ISD employees to have a quick and convenient location where they can get tested, whether they have been exposed to a positive case or believe to have had close contact with someone experiencing symptoms,” said Lance Nauman, KISD risk management department director. “The testing site is located within the district, with a 48-hour turnaround time for results.”

The testing service is free of charge, and no appointment is necessary, according to the release. Testing takes place on a first-come, first served basis, and the testing center is located at the Agricultural Sciences Center at 5825 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Road, Katy.

Staff members can be tested if they were potentially exposed to a positive case at work or outside of work.


Additionally, any qualifying dependents under an employee's KISD health plan can be tested, and employees with the district who are uninsured can be tested, according to the release.

This testing site is in addition to districtwide enhanced safety protocols and a self-reporting COVID-19 app for staff and students.

For more information on Katy ISD staff resources, visit the Smart Restart Return to Work: Staff webpage.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.