COVID-19 Testing for FBISD Staff

  • The FBISD testing site is available only for FBISD staff who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and/or have been identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 individual.  

    Location: James Reese CTE Center (12300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479) and enter through the D Health Care entrance on University Avenue side.
    Please do not enter through any other entrance of the building.

    Contact email: FBISDCOVIDTesting@fortbendisd.com, Tel. 281-899-9952

    Time: Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:30pm

    Appointments: Schedule an Appointment

    Pre-registration: Please pre-register prior to arriving at the test site.

    Testing Process: The employees will participate in a rapid-antigen COVID-19 test and receive their results in 15 minutes.
    Employees will be tested inside then return to their vehicles to wait for their results.

    What to Bring: Be sure to bring your FBISD ID badge & employee ID#.

     

     

FBISD EMPLOYEE RETURN TO WORK AND COVID TESTING GUIDELINES FOR CLOSE CONTACTS

  • Fully vaccinated staff members, and those who tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, who are identified as a close contact will report to work - unless they are ill or have symptoms- and follow the testing requirements below. 

    Unvaccinated staff members who are identified as a close contact will be required to stay home -even if they have no symptoms or illness- and quarantine for five days after initial exposure, while following the testing requirements below.  During the quarantine period, employees can access additional sick leave by completing the District Additional Leave Days Form (COVID-19 District Days Request).  The Human Resources team will review, process, and communicate with the employee.  Should you have questions, please contact the Human Resources through Talent Connection, using the Leaves Interest Area. 

    Along with encouraging all FBISD staff members, the district strongly encourages individuals who have been in close contact with a positive case to wear masks in District buildings and facilities. 

    Important note: In order to return to work as detailed above, staff members identified as a close contact are required to undergo COVID-19 testing at either the Reese Center or at the employee’s medical provider of choice.

     

     

Who needs to test?

  • Testing requirement for vaccinated, positive within last 90 days, and unvaccinated individuals:

    • Test within the first 24 hours of being notified (you will be informed of the last day you were in close contact with the positive individual); AND
    • Test again five (5) days after the last day of close contact with the positive individual

    Additional requirements for unvaccinated individuals:

    • Return to work after receiving the second negative test result on day 5; AND
      • Test a third time seven (7) days after the last day of close contact with the positive individual; AND
      • Test a fourth time nine (9) days after the last day of close contact with the positive individual.

    FORT BEND ISD EMPLOYEE TESTING GUIDELINES FOR CLOSE CONTACTs flow chart

    FBISD employees who are symptomatic or test positive for Covid-19 should use the flow chart below for their isolation and return to work guidelines.

    FORT BEND ISD EMPLOYEE ISOLATION GUIDELINES FOR THOSE THAT TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID or have symptoms that could be covid

Staff COVID-19 Testing FAQs

  • What is a “close contact”?

  • Are Close Contacts for District COVID Testing identified from school only? Or, is it anyone who identifies themselves as being a close contact with someone (even out of school)? (The email only says identified as a close contact.)

  • If I have symptoms, can I get tested?

  • What documentation is required to be shown to prove I am a close contact outside of work notification?

  • Who is asking their vaccination status or is this a self-regulated process? Who can ask for vaccination cards/documentation?

  • An unvaccinated person must stay home for five days but they continue to test two more times after that? How are those tests beneficial if they have been back at work for four days?

  • What about Child nutrition and transportation? What times do they need for testing?

  • Can I use my District additional leave days to cover going to get a test?

  • How long will I have to wait to get my quarantine days approved?

  • For purposes of the District additional leave days, what documentation are we requiring for positive tests from at-home tests?

  • If a staff member is a close contact and must quarantine for 10 days, but does not want to get tested, are they eligible for the District additional leave days.

  • What do I do if I am notified, I am a close contact?

  • What happens if I’m vaccinated, and I don’t go and get tested?

  • I’m unvaccinated, why do I need to get tested two more times after returning to work? What if I don’t get tested? Will I lose my 5 District additional leave days even though I got tested within 24 hours and on Day 5?