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MI Backpack Home Test Program

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers a limited number of free, at-home COVID-19 antigen tests available to students in Michigan's schools in the 2023-2024 school year. MI Backpack Home Tests is a voluntary program offered by MDHHS for Michigan K-12 students, educators, staff, and their families who want an extra layer of protection against COVID-19. Every person participating in the program will receive one at-home COVID19 test "kit," which includes 2 at-home tests. MDHHS will provide the test kits and educational materials, and schools will distribute the kits to students and staff who choose to participate. There is no obligation to participate.

This program offers one more tool-in addition to in-school testing, masking, ventilation, and other strategies-to create a safer environment for students, staff, and families.


For more guidance about at-home COVID-19 testing, please see: 

CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention 

At-home OTC COVID-19 test expiration dates


MI Backpack program overview

Mi Backpack Program Overview

MI Backpack Test Guidance