Thank you for your interest in MI Safer Sports, MDHHS's program to provide free antigen tests to teams of eligible athletes. "In-house" sports teams will need to enroll all students partaking in testing via the Student & Staff Enrollment form. Water polo will enroll via the Water Polo Enrollment form. All other sports organizations, that choose to receive antigen tests through MDHHS, can enroll with the NEW - MI Safer Sports Enrollment Form.
For further information on the enrollment process, please watch the following video: MI Safer Sports Enrollment
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 sports.
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.
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.
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 local community.
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.
MI Safer Sports Training Series
Resources & FAQs
Antigen Test Result Reporting (This is to be done on the day of testing)