Boys Varsity Football · MHSAA Partners with the MDHHS to Pilot Rapid Test Program that will Allow Fall Student Athletes to Complete Fall Playoff Competition

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Michigan High School
Athletic Association, Michigan’s schools, and Michigan’s local health departments, is pleased to
announce a limited pilot program for high school student-athletes to complete their Fall 2020
postseason tournaments and championships by adhering to strict COVID-19 safety protocols.
As a VOLUNTEER (student-athlete, coach, trainer) in this pilot testing program a participant must understand:
• Participation in the practices and competitions over the course of this pilot testing program
is voluntary.
• Each participant will receive a COVID-19 test (rapid test) at least three times per week on non-consecutive days,
and must receive negative test results in order to practice or compete.
• If a participant receives a positive test, they cannot return to practice or competition unless they receive a negative molecular,
polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) test within 48 hours of the rapid test results and continue to
have no symptoms.
• If a participant exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19, they will self-isolate and not attend practice or competition,
regardless of any negative test result.
• If a participant tests positive for COVID-19, show symptoms, or am exposed to a close contact to someone
who tests positive, they will cooperate with local and state public health officials in the case
investigation and contact tracing process.
• Inside and outside of practice and competition, participants will follow all state and local health orders that
apply in their area, including wearing a face mask when around others, limitations on gatherings
outside my immediate household, including non-team gatherings and social gatherings with
team outside of practice or competition
Failure to follow the stipulations above would result in the removal from competition and
practices, and may result in disqualification of the entire team as determined by the MHSAA and/or

Student athletes must have a Consent Form and Code of Conduct Form signed and turned into their coach or Athletic Director before they can begin testing program. Those forms have been sent home with student athletes. For more information you can go to the MHSAA website link below and look under “MDHHS PILOT PROGRAM”