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Testing for All 13 & over swimmers

TEAM NEWS #1

 

MDHHS order for Club teams which inlcudes all Breakers swimmers 13& up.

Posted March 30.2021

I have emailed most of you who have a 13 yr old (no one under 13 is being tested) who is enrolled in the program and actively on our roster.  I am sending this general email to all on our mailing list to make sure no one is missed and feel free to delete this if your swimmer is not swimming.

Feel free to reach out to me with concerns, although I will not be available Thursday& Friday this week.

Hopefully the free testing sites will continue to be available, and more might pop up.  When we do recieve the testing kits, we will make an evaluation of how to proceed to self administer.  We will potentially use Monday for testing day and we will communicate that when we figure this all out. 

RIGHT NOW:

  1. In order for your swimmer to swim NOW, YOU MUST PROVIDE TEST RESULTS TO ME BEFORE EACH WEDNESDAY AT 3:00 PM,every week until this order is over. I will submit all our results in a reporting application on the MDHHS website. I need the full copy of all the information that you had to fill out because I need to report that as well.

You have options:

  • Get your tests done with your primary, another lab site or at another site-two FREE SITES which are  listed below.
  • Pharmacies do the rapid testing but it may take days to get results and I am not sure about costs. WE do have a timeframe we must follow.

Either way this needs to be done on each week.  Results due by WED to my email.

All of these tests performed are the rapid Binax testing. This is NOT THE INTRUSIVE  cranial digging testing YOU HAVE HEARD HORROR STORIES ABOUT. Please do not scare the kids regarding this.  Here is a video link to watch a simple less than 2 minute video regarding it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj6MvFudW6M

 

The FREE testing site at Central High School is avail Monday April 5th from 11-7:00 pm:

On Monday, April 5, 2021, TCAPS will host a no cost drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Traverse City Central High School (1150 Milliken Dr.) from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The entrance will be in the parking lot area near the school’s main gymnasium, which is located off of Eastern Ave.  

To register, please visit: http://honumg.info/TraverseHS . Registered individuals and families may visit the testing clinic at any time between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Those who do not pre-register will still be able to register at the site. However, individuals who have pre-registered will be able to immediately enter the line to be tested. You will be asked to provide your email and/or phone number in order to receive test results through a testing portal.

The tests conducted will be rapid antigen tests (BinaxNOW COVID-19  test). Rapid antigen test results will be returned within 30 minutes. Anyone who tests positive on the rapid antigen test or who has symptoms will then be provided a PCR test to confirm the results. PCR test results will take approximately 3 days to process. Additional information and instructions will be provided at the testing site. 


  The free testing site at Cherryland Mall is 9-4:30 pm on every Monday and Tuesday. 

You must pre register:

GTCHD through Honu Labs @ Cherryland Mall location. Appointment is required. Schedule here: https://www.solvhealth.com/michigan-department-of-health-and-human-services-traverse-city-mi-0O82aA?utm_medium=title&utm_campaign=migration