COVID-19 Antigen Testing Information
Required Testing for Athletes ages 13-19
Due to new orders issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), beginning April 2nd, all athletes ages 13-19 must participate in weekly antigen testing.
We will be testing all athletes on Monday, April 5th beginning at 2:00 p.m. All athletes must have two signed consent forms. Those forms are linked below.
Voluntary Antigen Testing for High School Students
Any high school student can voluntarily participate in antigen testing beginning April 5th. If at least 25% of our students participate in weekly testing from April – June, MDHHS may loosen restrictions on year end activities such as graduation or prom. We did inquire as to what “loosening restrictions” meant and they did not have additional details to share at this time. They did say it would also depend on the positivity rate in our area. As of March 25th, they had not published any specific guidance for end of year activities, but they did say they were working on it. Students wishing to participate in voluntary testing only need to complete the antigen consent form.
Consent forms for Antigen Testing
Two forms must be completed for each student participant in the MDHHS program including the MI Safer Sports Participant Code of Conduct form and Consent form. Here are the links to these two forms: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/safer%20conduct.pdf
Monday, April 5th
We are asking all families with high school aged children, who have plans to travel during spring break, to consider having your child attend classes remotely on Monday, April 5th with the intention of participating in Antigen testing that afternoon. This includes all winter athletes who are still playing, all spring athletes and any student who wishes to participate in voluntary testing. We will have the ability to test a few students that morning, prior to classes starting, but those students would have to arrive no later than 8:00 a.m.
We are looking into the possibility of offering voluntary antigen testing to all middle school athletes, but we are awaiting additional guidance.
We will provide additional information as it becomes available to us.