Free COVID-19 Testing for Students and Teachers

Free COVID-19 Testing for Students and Teachers

Frisco ISD has partnered with Nomi Health for students and teachers to get tested for COVID-19 according to a Dallas Morning News article from September 21, which announces,

“Frisco ISD announced Tuesday that students and staff members will have access to free priority COVID-19 testing through Nomi Health, a direct health care company coordinating testing and vaccination efforts across the country.

According to the press release, individuals can get a PCR or antigen COVID-19 test via a nasal swab at the location, with PCR results returned in 24-48 hours and the antigen test in about 1 hour.

The district release also said that this partnership will help campus staff members meet the rapid-testing requirement in accordance with the public health guidance issued Aug. 19 by the Texas Education Agency.”

While the testing is free, those who want to access it will have to bring requirements according to a Frisco Enterprise article from September 20 which reports,

“Students should bring student IDs, and staff members must bring their district staff ID badges. Younger students without IDs need only identify themselves as Frisco ISD students, the district stated. Testing is free, but those with insurance coverage will be asked to share insurance information.

The priority access lane will be open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but Frisco ISD noted that there could be some periodic or early closures due to community events. The Nomi website will have updated hours and dates. 

Students and staff are not required to use Nomi Health, but the district hopes that the FISD community will use this opportunity as one of many ways to ‘slow the spread,’” Frisco ISD stated. “The location is also open to the general public and there will be staff on-site to help direct traffic.”

Additional instructions were also set in compliance with the ongoing COVID-19 Disease Mitigation Guidelines according to a Patch Texas article from September 16 which reports,

“According to the FISD COVID-19 Disease Mitigation Guidelines, students and staff must quarantine when they have displayed symptoms consistent with COVID-19, as determined by the school nurse. They may not return to school until their symptoms have improved and they have met one of the following criteria:

  • at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset
  • the individual receives a negative test (proof of negative PCR or rapid test required; at-home tests will not be accepted)
  • a physician identifies the individual’s symptoms as something other than COVID-19 (doctor’s note confirming that the doctor reached an alternative diagnosis required)”

Those who want to register for the free COVID-19 testing may register through Nomi’s website. The testing site is open from 6:30 am until 3:30 pm every day in the Parking lot at the Northwest Corner Technology Drive and World Cup way.