Midway Independent School District is bringing rapid COVID-19 testing to schools.

Midway ISD will be the first district in the CenTex to offer rapid COVID-19 testing and Telehealth options to students and staff members in the next few weeks.

According to KCENTV, the nursing staff has undergone training for COVID-19 testing and virtual doctor visits. Students will now be able to receive results in minutes for not just COVID but Strep as well. With physicians on stand by, the district is confident that this will be a game-changer for healthcare.

Parents can opt-out if they do not want their children to participate in Telehealth visits. If that decision is made, parents must be prepared to pick their child up depending on symptoms.

The district plans to send out more information and consent links in the next week.