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Coronavirus in Texas

Eight Texas school systems will get rapid coronavirus tests with new pilot program

Gov. Greg Abbott, with the Texas Education Agency and Texas Division of Emergency Management, announced the COVID-19 Rapid Testing Pilot Program on Wednesday.

Partitions made from clear shower curtains and PVC pipe separate desks in a fourth grade classroom at Abilene's Texas Leadership Charter Academy. The barriers are to prevent children from potentially spreading coronavirus to classmates when school resumes later this month.

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