Weslaco ISD is now offering free COVID-19 Rapid Testing for all on-campus students. Middle school and high school students can administer the COVID tests themselves with parental consent. On-campuses elementary students must have a parent present during testing.
“Having testing available to all our students is a very important step toward the mitigation of COVID-19,” WISD Head Nurse Susan Coffman said. “This is the next phase in the WISD’s overall safety plan.”
Consent forms were sent home prior to spring break and students cannot be tested without consent. These tests require the swabbing of the nose.
The testing can be done every two weeks. If any student tests positive, the district will follow COVID-19 protocols in place. WISD parents may contact their school nurse for consent forms.