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PSJA ISD to host free back to school COVID-19 testing


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PHARR – Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD will be hosting free Back to School COVID-19 screenings at several locations through Sept. 21.

The testing will be provided by a private company through the Texas Department of Emergency Management, Department of State Health Services and the military to best serve our community. 

Screenings will be available Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Friday, Sept. 11 at Liberty Middle School and Austin Middle School, and; Monday, Sept. 14 – Monday, Sept. 21 at PSJA Southwest ECHS and Yzaguirre Middle School. All sites will open at 9:00 am. 

“We are grateful to our PSJA Health Services Department as well as our health partners for providing these screenings free of charge,” said PSJA Superintendent Dr. Jorge Arredondo. “All of our students and their families are encouraged to get tested as identification of the virus can help slow the spread.” 

The free screenings will be a PCR Diagnostic Test, which consists of an oral swab. The tests will be administered indoors with a Decontamination Team deployed afterwards. All community members six years of age and older can be tested. 

Those receiving the test will scan a code using their phone and will get results in one to five days via their cell phone. The test will be administered to anyone regardless of symptoms as a way to prepare for a safer return to in-person instruction. 

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PSJA community members with questions or concerns can call our COVID-19 Hotline at 354-2015.

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