Page last reviewed: September 23, 2022
COVID-19 School Testing Program
School Testing Program
The Houston Health Department is partnering with local school districts to offer free on-campus COVID-19 testing to students and staff at many campuses during the 2021-2022 school year.
The program will be able to identify COVID-19 cases quickly and early to help stop outbreaks. Regular testing is a safe, effective way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep schools open for in-person learning.
If your student brings home a consent form, please sign and return it. If you are unsure if your child’s school is offering the testing, please contact the school.
This school testing program is supported by the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emergency Infectious Disease (ELC) Cooperative Agreement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $69,885,366.00 with 100 percent funded by ELC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ELC/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections (DPEI).