Community Labs expands screenings to SMCISD
Community Labs, a nonprofit laboratory based in San Antonio which was established in 2020 to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in schools, has expanded its screenings beyond Bexar County, including at[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Community Labs to close public COVID-19 screening sites on Tuesday, shift focus back to schools
Community Labs, an area nonprofit that has provided COVID-19 testing to the public, announced that it would be ending public screenings on Tuesday to focus on helping to support schools to an in-person learning model.
Free COVID-19 tests for SAISD and Edgewood ISD students returning from spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Community Labs is partnering with San Antonio-area school districts to provide free COVID-19 testing this weekend before students and staff return to class after spring break. Students and employees in the San Antonio and Edgewood school districts and their families can be tested at no charge and without proof of insurance. Edgewood ISDSaturday, 1-3 p.m.Edgewood Theatre of Performing Arts at 402 Lance St., 78237San Antonio ISDSaturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Dr, 78212Community Labs will resume its weekly testing at all SAISD and Edgewood school campuses beginning Tuesday, March 23. Click here for other places to get tested for COVID-19 in San Antonio. Also on KSAT:
Free COVID-19 tests for Southside, Southwest and Judson ISD students returning from spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Community Labs has partnered with three San Antonio-area school districts to provide free COVID-19 testing this weekend before students and staff return to class after spring break. Students and employees in Southside, Southwest and Judson school districts and their families can be tested at no charge and without proof of insurance. Southside ISD will have two Covid-19 testing sites on Saturday. Southwest ISD will have one testing location on Saturday. Educational Resource Center (ERC) at 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, 78233 will offer testing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Community Labs will provide free COVID-19 testing for San Antonio ISD students on Saturday
SAN ANTONIO – Community Labs, a local nonprofit organization, is working with the San Antonio Independent School District to administer COVID-19 tests before classes resume on Monday. According to Community Labs, Pedro Martines, superintendent of SAISD, asked the nonprofit to provide testing at the district’s high school campuses, which will take place on Saturday. Testing is restricted to SAISD students and staff. Community Labs president and CEO Sal Webber said the nonprofit will be able to identify positive cases before the start of classes. We will finish this year strong, and we will begin next school year even stronger for it.”Related: COVID-19 testing to be provided Saturday for San Antonio ISD students, staff
COVID-19 testing to be provided Saturday for San Antonio ISD students, staff
SAN ANTONIO – COVID-19 testing will be provided at San Antonio Independent School District’s high school campuses Saturday. Community Labs will provide the testing in a response to a request from San Antonio ISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez. According to Community Labs’ release, testing is restricted to SAISD students and staff. The free testing will allow the district to identify positive cases before classes resume Monday, according to Community Labs. We will finish this year strong, and we will begin next school year even stronger for it.”Click here to register for testing.
University partners with Curative and Community Labs to administer testing – The Rattler
Universities across the country now require mandatory negative COVID-19 test results from students who wish to stay in dorms. St. Mary’s University is not an exception. For the Spring 2021 semester, St. Mary’s administration partnered with Curative and Community Labs to provide more systematic testing procedures. However, while Curative is available to every student as well as the general San Antonio population, Community Labs’ services are limited only to residential students at St. Mary’s. “As of right now, I have taken the COVID-19 test with St. Mary’s University three times.stmurattlernews.com
COVID-19 testing to end at AT&T center, will move to Rackspace and Barshop Jewish Community Center
Feb. 5 will be the last day for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at the AT&T Center. SAN ANTONIO – The Community Lab asymptomatic COVID-19 testing site at the AT&T Center will close after this week, but two new locations are coming starting Monday. “We’re incredibly grateful to the Barshop Jewish Community Center and Rackspace Technology for offering us locations to continue to serve asymptomatic people who wish to be tested for COVID-19.”Starting Monday, Feb. 8, asymptomatic people will be able to get free, self-administered PCR tests at the Barshop Jewish Community Center and Rackspace Technology. The Barshop Jewish Community Center is located at 12500 NW Military Highway. Rackspace Technology Headquarters is located at 1 Fanatical Place near I-35 and Walzem.
New COVID-19 testing sites to open for free to the San Antonio Public
Billy Calzada /Billy CalzadaCommunity Labs announced they will offer free COVID-19 screenings for asymptomatic people at two San Antonio locations, according to a press release. The two locations are Barshop Jewish Community Center beginning on Monday, Feb. 8 and Rackspace Technology on Tuesday Feb. 9.mysanantonio.com
Judson administers on-campus Covid-19 tests
Nearly 200 students, teachers and staff members at Elolf in the Judson Independent School District flowed through the school’s library last week to conduct the self-administered COVID-19 tests, under the watchful eyes of Community Labs employees. Community Labs began testing in the Somerset School District back in September as part of its pilot program. Somerset was done for free as a pilot program; subsequent school district efforts were achieved through philanthropic support and public funding. Nicole Taguinod, Judson spokeswoman, said the tests were being done at all 30 district campus sites across the two-day span. He was accompanied to the Covid-19 testing by one student who presented the signed consent form to the Community Labs employees administering the tests.mysanantonio.com
Judson ISD to test students, staff for COVID-19 weekly to help detect asymptomatic cases
SAN ANTONIO – School officials at the Judson Independent School District are doing everything they can to keep their students and staff safe as they work to combat the coronavirus. On Thursday, the school district began testing students and staff for the virus. The school district is in partnership with Community Labs, who are conducting the weekly testing at 30 Judson ISD campuses. Results for the tests can be expected in 24 hours for students and staff, according to district officials. Judson ISD said they’re focusing on asymptomatic transmission between students and staff to make sure there’s not a surge in cases.
Harlandale expanding COVID-19 testing to all campuses, officials say
SAN ANTONIO – Harlandale Independent School District announced on Tuesday that officials will be expanding COVID-19 testing to all district campuses beginning on Jan. 26. According to district officials, all elementary in-person students and staff will be able to get tested for COVID-19 as part of the expansion. The district is continuing to work with Community Labs, a local nonprofit organization, to administer the COVID-19 tests. “By providing this service and expanding it to all of our campuses, we are being proactive in identifying those students or staff members who might be asymptomatic and ultimately helping us keep COVID-19 from spreading within our district,” Soto said. Additionally, the district said that testing of all students in extracurricular activities will continue.
Long lines at San Antonio asymptomatic testing sites encouraging to city, medical workers
SAN ANTONIO – Asymptomatic people stood six feet apart in lines wrapped around buildings to get free COVID-19 tests at the AT&T Center on Monday. The line is long, but it’s been moving pretty quickly,” said Pam Carpenter, who was also at the AT&T Center asymptomatic testing site. Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing sites in San Antonio add Saturday hoursJaphet said many people who are tested without symptoms end up having COVID-19. The AT&T Center will be the only asymptomatic testing site open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Find more testing information on the City of San Antonio’s COVID-19 testing website.
Free self-testing for coronavirus in San Antonio offered on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
People who want to get checked for the coronavirus before spending time with loved ones can still get a free test ahead of the holidays. Community Labs, a San Antonio nonprofit, is offering tests from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s Eve at the the AT&T Center; Cuellar Community Center, 5626 San Fernando St.; and Ramirez Community Center, 1011 Gillette Blvd.mysanantonio.com
Free, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing now available on Saturdays on South, West sides
Bob Owen, Staff-photographer / San Antonio Express-NewsA partnership between the city and Community Labs is providing an extra opportunity for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on weekends this month. At the request of the city, locally based Community Labs added Saturday hours for the rest of December at the Cuellar and Ramirez Community Centers. These hours are in addition to weekday testing at the sites and the AT&T Center. The tests are free, self-administered and results are returned in 24 hours, according to Community Labs.mysanantonio.com
Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing sites in San Antonio add Saturday hours
SAN ANTONIO – Two COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic people have expanded their hours to include Saturdays in December. Community Labs will offer testing at the Cuellar and Ramirez community centers on Dec. 12, 19 and 26. It consists of a self-administered PCR test that delivers results in 24 hours, according to Community Labs, which partnered with the City of San Antonio. Cuellar Community Center at 5626 San Fernando St. and Ramirez Community Center at 1011 Gillette Blvd. For those who do exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, the city of San Antonio also offers free testing.
Community Labs offering asymptomatic testing at AT&T Center
Three large scale local sites are open and free to the public for testing. It is important to mention though this community testing is just for people without symptoms. “People without symptoms are welcome here at the AT&T Center, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Cuellar and Ramirez Community Centers Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” Mary Ulman Japhet with Community Labs said. “Community Labs’ capacity is to test about 6000 samples a day by Dec. 1. A little later this week it will be 12,000 samples a day,” Japhet said.
Community Labs extends COVID-19 testing in preparation for Thanksgiving holiday
SAN ANTONIO – Community Labs announced Saturday that it would extend its COVID-19 testing with the City of San Antonio through Nov. 25 in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday. All 3 of our FREE COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic individuals will be open daily through Nov 25th, 10am - 2pm.... Posted by Community Labs on Wednesday, November 18, 2020The company said the free, self-administered tests return results in 24 hours and is “ideal for returning college students, those who wish to spend time with elderly friends and relatives and anyone who wishes to increase his or her odds of enjoying a safe holiday.”No appointment or proof of insurance is required to receive a test, the company said. Tests will be offered from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nov. 22 through Nov. 25. Testing sites will be closed Nov. 26 – 29 and will resume testing on Nov. 30, the company said. The testings sites are as follows:AT&T Center (Gate C, Lot 2), 1 AT&T Center ParkwayCuellar Community Center, 5626 San Fernando St., 78237Ramirez Community Center, 1011 Gillette Blvd., 78224RELATED: New asymptomatic COVID-19 testing site opens in San Antonio on Wednesday
New asymptomatic COVID-19 testing site opens in San Antonio on Wednesday
SAN ANTONIO – A new COVID-19 testing site for asymptomatic people will be available starting on Wednesday, the city of San Antonio said. Testing is free and open to anyone who does not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. The testing site will be the third asymptomatic testing site in San Antonio. For those who do exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, the city of San Antonio also offers free testing. The other two Community Labs for asymptomatic individuals are at the Cuellar Community Center at 5626 San Fernando St. and at the Ramirez Community Center at 1011 Gillette Blvd.
Edgewood ISD to offer mass testing to staff members, students at one high school
SAN ANTONIO – Edgewood Independent School District will kick off mass COVID-19 testing at the John F. Kennedy High School as a part of the Community Labs testing program. The program has helped get testing to students and staff at other schools and is now partnering with Texas A&M University-San Antonio to help even more districts in Bexar County. The goal of the testing is to identify staff and students on campus who may have the virus but are not showing symptoms. Calderon-Lugo said the district has a plan in place should a staff member or student test positive. The district hopes to expand the testing to the entire district eventually.
Edgewood ISD to begin testing students, staff for COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – Edgewood Independent School District officials announced Tuesday that the district would begin testing students and staff members for COVID-19. The district said in a statement that the first phase of the testing process will begin at 7:15 a.m. for teachers and 8:15 a.m. for students on Wednesday at John F. Kennedy High School Auditorium. Eduardo Hernández, superintendent of Edgewood ISD, said the testing will allow district members to slow the spread of the virus in the area. “The collaboration with Community Labs and the ASPIRE Network, allows us to put in place additional safety measures for our students and staff, which is always our main priority," Hernández said. Related: Bexar County election workers given free COVID-19 testing
Bexar County to give $2 million to nonprofit for COVID-19 testing of students
San Antonio – Bexar County Commissioners voted Tuesday to send $2 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to help a nonprofit expand its COVID-19 testing program to additional schools. The nonprofit started a pilot program in the Somerset Independent School District on Sep. 23, beginning with testing athletes and staff at Somerset High School. “So not only can high school students do it. A San Antonio Independent School District spokeswoman said it would like to be prioritized for the next testing pilot. Community Labs has also partnered with the City of San Antonio to offer testing for asymptomatic people.