Michigan Swimming, Inc. COVID-19 Update: MDHHS Rapid Test Ordering Information
Club Presidents and Head Coaches,
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released details of the youth sports COVID-19 antigen test program this afternoon, including details on how to secure free COVID-19 antigen tests. While Michigan Swimming is still working through the documents, I wanted to pass the information along to you as soon as possible.
Program Details
Program details can be found here on slide 7.
The application to receive free COVID-19 antigen tests from MDHHS is available here. Each club must submit their own application.
Per MDHHS, you must certify that you have the following as part of your application:
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Waiver (form here; process here; waivers are facility-specific)
  • Personal Protective Equipment Plan
  • Biohazard Disposal Plan
  • Certification of Testers Watching Training Videos (videos here and here)
  • Ability to Comply with Reporting Requirements
Once you have submitted your application, you will be provided the link to order COVID-19 rapid antigen tests from MDHHS. Save this link for future use. Only clubs who have completed the application will be able to use this link.
Additional Resources
  • MDHHS Safer Sports Homepage: Link
  • MDHHS Guidance for Athletics (as of March 20, 2021): Link
  • MDHHS Safer Sports Training (every Friday at 9:00am ET): Meeting Link
  • MDHHS Safer Sports Testing Program FAQ: Link (school testing program-oriented, but includes details on CLIA waiver process and overall testing/reporting protocols)
  • MDHHS Test Result Reporting (mandatory): Link
  • BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Tests FAQ: Link
  • Medical Waste Program Information: Link
  • Medical Waste Disposal Services Directory: Link
  • Template Participant Testing Consent Form (mandatory, retained by club): Link
As always, clubs and individual members ultimately are solely responsible for interpreting MDHHS epidemic orders and implementing any required operational procedures to ensure full compliance. The above information is provided as a general aid only.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I remain at your disposal and am happy to provide any assistance I can.
Kind regards,
Joe Gazzarato
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Michigan Swimming, Inc.
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