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COVID Testing Requirements for Staff Members

TEA requires staff members who have been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual AND wish to continue to come to work to have a periodic rapid COVID-19 test performed.

WSISD has established a free rapid testing site—for staff screening purposes only—located in the portable building at 8204 Tumbleweed Trail (behind the Fine Arts Academy). Effective immediately, employees who have been exposed to a COVID positive individual must contact the campus nurse or schedule an appointment below.

If the employee does not have the rapid test performed, he/she cannot return to work and must complete the quarantine period.


Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, email [email protected] or call 817.367.5381.

Testing Requirements

If the individual with whom the employee was in close contact DOES NOT reside in the home, the employee must have a rapid test on the 5th and 11th day after exposure.

If the individual with whom the employee was in close contact DOES reside in your home,the employee must have a rapid test on the 5th, 11th, 16th and 21st day after exposure.

Any positive test will require a 10-day quarantine.

Employees who are symptomatic may also be tested at this site. A negative rapid test will still require a non-rapid PCR test to be cleared to return to work. This will enable school personnel to conduct close contact tracing sooner for individuals who are positive.

The test is a non-invasive, rapid nasal swab, and results will be available within 15 minutes. This test will meet the TEA requirement for testing.

Close Contact
Close contact is with an individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 and is defined as:

  • Being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact masking (i.e. both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and case symptomatology may affect this determination;

  • Being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g. being coughed/sneezed on).