MDHHS Youth Sports Antigen Testing Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this order for all sports and club/school teams?
Yes, the latest epidemic order applies to both school-sponsored and
non-school sponsored athletic activities, such as club
Who is eligible for testing?
Student athletes aged 13-19 on school sanctioned, contact sports
teams who are required to be tested consistent with MDHHS Guidance for Athletics
are eligible to participate.
If our athletes are required to test, are we being asked to
administer these tests ourselves? Do we have the option of letting
our members obtain their own test at a testing facility and
then submit their results once a week?
Each sports organizer can determine how to implement the testing
requirements. Your club can administer the tests yourselves or send
participants to sites in the community for testing. More
information on how to enroll in the MI Safer Sports Program in the
Are COVID-19 tests being made available to all teams and all sports
all across Michigan?
Yes, MDHHS will provide testing supplies at no cost to any sports
organization that requests it. If your sports organization would
like to administer COVID-19 tests yourselves, MDHHS will have a
link for you to request testing supplies shortly. Please check back
on the website in the coming days.
The testing enrollment forms all say "school sports," where can I
sign up to get testing supplies?
MDHHS is working on updating our testing enrollment forms for
non-school affiliated sports groups who would like to order testing
supplies. Please check back on our website soon.
Is there a specific schedule our team as to follow in order to meet
the order testing requirements?
As long as testing occurs for each individual on a weekly basis,
your team has flexibility as to the date and time you conduct
testing each week or when an individual visits a community testing
site to get tested each week. MDHHS recommends that you align
weekly testing before any inter-team competition, especially before
players come into close contact with other players from outside the
Contact sports where face masks cannot be worn: participants must
test for COVID-19 before an unmasked activity, up to 3 times
weekly. Unmasked activities in practice or competition can be
performed only with a negative antigen test within the preceding 24
hours or negative RT-PCR test within the preceding 72 hours of the
unmasked practice or play.