Testing

COVID-19, Flu A, and Flu B Testing at BISD - for staff & students

  • The site is open on weekdays from 7am to 3pm and is closed during school breaks or other closures (such as inclement weather or power outages).  

    • Located behind the District Office at 8489 Madison Ave. N., between the Aquatic Center and Ordway Elementary
    • Closed on days when school is not in session
    • No out-of-pocket costs for the tests.
    • Non-BISD individuals can obtain free COVID-19 test kits via this link

    The two types of tests available are:

    1. Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19 + Flu A + Flu B: The test can differentiate between influenza and COVID-19 (BD Veritor). This triplex test requires special equipment, so this is not a take-home test. Results within 15-20 minutes.  

    2. At-Home Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19: Results within 15-20 minutes. (iHealth). Take-home COVID-19 tests are available at the District Office Drive-Thru Testing Center and schools' health rooms. Expiration dates for the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test have been extended. Please refer to the FDA website and this list to determine the extended expiration date based on the lot number. Many COVID-test kits are good for months past the expiration date printed on the package. Check your kits here.

    THINGS TO KNOW:

    • No appointment is necessary for testing at BISD site.
    • A consent form must be completed prior to the test and is provided during the check-in process.
    • The Rapid Antigen Test requires self-administered nasal swabbing. Younger children may need assistance from their parent/guardian.
    • Testing is free to individuals.