New mandate calls for increased COVID testing of Michigan student athletes
DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is mandating COVID-19 testing for student athletes. The health department believes the latest spike in coronavirus cases might be related to the reopening of high school sports. READ: Michigan increases outdoor stadium capacity, requires COVID testing for youth sportsSchool districts and the Michigan High School Athletic Association said the changes aren’t ideal, but they will do what they have to get to sports up and running again. The mandate for testing of student athletes sent a shockwave through the sports community statewide. Initially believed to require daily testing, further clarification put the testing on a weekly basis.