Bonham ISD announced on Monday the district will be taking part in a statewide program offering rapid COVID tests for use in its schools.
“In Bonham ISD we are committed to doing all we can to keep staff and students healthy and safe. With this goal in mind, I am pleased to share that Bonham ISD will be taking part in a statewide program offering rapid COVID tests for use in schools,” said the school online.
The program will allow BISD to test both symptomatic and asymptomatic staff and reduce the risk to the community.
The program uses BinaxNOW tests. It is an antigen test, which is designed to detect proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19.
“Tests will be available to staff in order to make work-related decisions. They are completely optional and free to staff members.”