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COVID Testing Site Information

Beginning Monday, December 7, Magnolia ISD will open a voluntary, free COVID-19 testing site for district employees and current MISD students. This is a voluntary testing option that will be available to students and staff who develop symptoms of COVID-19.
 
The testing site is free of charge and no appointment is necessary. Testing takes place on a first-come, first-served basis. The site will follow the Magnolia ISD district calendar and be closed during breaks and on holidays.
 
 
Magnolia ISD COVID Testing Site Hours
 
 
 
Release Forms: ALL staff and students wishing to be tested will need to bring a signed Release Form
 
Pre-register here:
 
 
What to expect at the testing site:
Must be exhibiting active COVID-19 symptoms;
   or you are under quarantine because of close contact (you may be tested on day 6 or after)
Testing Site COVID-19 symptoms
 
 
Quarantine testing timeline
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Abbott BinaxNOWRapid Antigen Test:
 
This new school testing program is made available by the Texas Education Agency and the test used is the Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Test. The BinaxNOW tests are significantly more accurate than the antigen tests currently available in our community. This test has a true positive rate of 97.1% and a true negative rate of 98.5% giving more accurate results within 15 minutes.  If you choose to go to your own healthcare provider to get tested and the BinaxNOW test is not available, a PCR test is still required in order to return to school.
 
 
Updated Close Contact & Quarantine Guidelines:
 

Based on the updated close contact guidelines from the CDC this week, effective immediately, students and staff who are in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, will no longer quarantine for 14 days. The guidelines are as follows:

  • Return to work or school may occur on day 8 or thereafter (after 7 full days of quarantine) if…
    • no symptoms during the quarantine period;
    • a PCR or BinaxNOW test done 48 hours prior to the last day of quarantine is negative. Example: If the last day of full quarantine is on day seven the screening test may be performed on day six or seven and if negative may return to school on day eight;
    • the individual will continue to self-monitor daily; and
    • the individual is able to wear a mask.

 

An individual may be immune from close contact quarantine if the following conditions are met:

  • the individual has tested positive for COVID in the last 3 months (90 days) and
  • Evidence of a positive COVID-19 test is provided.

If an individual receives a positive COVID-19 antigen test, the results can be overridden with 2 negative PCR tests taken 24 hours apart.

COVID Notifications and Dashboard Changes
 
In a continued effort of transparency to our families and staff, we are updating our COVID-19 notification process. Instead of sending out daily COVID-19 notification emails by campus when a positive case is reported, positive cases will be posted by date and campus to the District's COVID-19 Dashboard. Parents can visit https://bit.ly/MISDDashboard to see the list of dates of positive cases for any campus in the District.