Humble ISD has partnered with community organizations to provide additional choices for families who would like their child tested for COVID-19. All testing is optional and offered as convenient local solutions. Options for testing include:
- The 24 Hour Covid RT-PCR Laboratory can test Humble ISD students who attend school in-person or virtually. This test is the RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, which is considered the most reliable test for detecting COVID-19. If a student is experiencing symptoms or has been exposed to someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, they will receive, at zero out of pocket cost, a telemedicine consultation and diagnostic lab test. In accordance with the CARES Act this test is made available at no out of pocket expense to anyone who meets this criteria. Test costs are processed by 24 Hour Covid RT-PCR Laboratory through the child’s health insurance. If the child does not have health insurance, the costs are processed through federal assistance programs.
- Humble ISD students who attend at least one class on campus are eligible to request a free test through the online Student COVID-19 Curbside Test Request Form. This test is a rapid antigen test. These tests may produce false positive results, according to the FDA. It is recommended that any positive antigen test be followed up with a RT-PCR test from a licensed high complexity lab to confirm a result.
More detailed information on these student testing options, as well as options offered through city and county resources, can be found on the Humble ISD website.