The Temple Chamber of Commerce continues to provide no cost rapid COVID-19 tests to qualifying businesses as part of a statewide program through the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
The Abbott BinaxNow rapid COVID-19 testing program, is modeled after a program for Texas schools implemented by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Emergency Management in October 2020. The program is a proactive effort to help keep businesses open and protect our citizens.
“The rapid testing program is protecting the safety of business owners, their employees, and consumers as we continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” stated Rod Henry, Temple Chamber President. “This program aligns with our mission to advocate for the community by preserving, protecting, and promoting a business-friendly environment.”
To qualify for the program, businesses must designate a Test Administrator to become certified on proper testing protocols to include test administration and reporting results as required by law. The certification process is simple and takes an estimated half hour to complete.
The Chamber received an allocation of the Abbott BinaxNow test kits, facemasks, product training, and support to refill supplies as available. Additional supplies are allocated from the state after all participating businesses have administered and reported test results of at least 70% of the tests allocated to the Chamber.
For more information, contact the Temple Chamber Program Coordinator Cary Williams at (254) 773-2105.