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COVID-19 Information

COVID TESTING PROGRAM - APRIL 2-MAY 31

Important – you need to keep records of all test results.  LFC Michigan is not collecting test results at this time; however, MDHHS and/or MSYSA may request that the club provide test results at any time during the testing period.  

Please use the test certification link below to certify your child was tested for COVID-19 or is Fully Vaccinated*: 

*“Fully Vaccinated” is at least two weeks from final dose of an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine.  Starting with the May 8-14 testing period (and every testing period after through the end of May), a question has been added to the certification link for you to indicate your child is fully vaccinated (you only need to do this once, not every week). 

The MDHHS Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 requires weekly COVID testing for unvaccinated players ages 13-19 through May 31, 2021.  (Order amended May 5, 2021)

  • Fully vaccinated players are not subject to weekly testing, as long as they remain symptom-free.  (Note: “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks has passed after receiving the final dose of an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine.)  

As a club, we are committed to complying with the state health department order so that we can continue to train and play games during this period.  We will also continue to follow our COVID safety protocols for sports, including wearing face masks and social distancing (when applicable).  

We have determined that the best option is for each family impacted by this order to be responsible for their own testing.  This allows you to choose a licensed testing facility that best fits your family’s needs, including location, scheduling and cost.  While we contacted several companies regarding testing at our training locations, none could handle the logistics of our immediate needs due to the overwhelming demand for testing at this time.  

Below is what you need to know about the mandatory testing and the requirements of the club.  

WHO NEEDS TO TEST

Any unvaccinated player age 13-19 (this includes anyone turning 13 years old on or before May 31, 2021).

As of May 6, any player in this age group who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is not required to test, as long as they remain symptom-free.  (Note: “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks has passed after receiving the final dose of an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine.).

Any player who has recovered from confirmed COVID-19 in the last three months and remains symptom-free is not required to test, but will need to provide a letter from their doctor that confirms this diagnosis.

WHAT TEST IS REQUIRED

Rapid Antigen Testing (“rapid test”) is appropriate for compliance with this order.  You may choose a PCR test instead, at your discretion.

WHERE TO TEST

You can choose any licensed facility that will report test results to the MDHHS.  Your player can be tested at their high school, if that option is available to them.

Click here to use the Michigan.gov test site search or search online for “Free COVID-19 Testing” to find a site available to you.

Free Covid Testing at UWM Sports Complex (Pontiac) and UofM Mitchell Field (Ann Arbor) 

This testing is available to any player, even those under age 13 who are not required to test.  Players must register and schedule an appointment.  This is required for every test to properly track samples.  Registration is easy and can be done on a phone browser.  Insurance is not required, but if you have insurance, you will need that information when you register your player. 

This is not a walk-in service, registration/appointment is required.  Check schedules at link below for testing dates. 

Click Here for RapidBio-LFC Michigan Central Testing

Click Here for RapidBio-LFC Michigan Ann Arbor Testing

WHEN TO TEST

Every player is required to test weekly, with their testing completed on or before the end of the weekly testing period (for example, in week 1 they must have their first test on or before April 9).  Note: this is testing date, not date that results are received.

April 2-9

April 10-16

April 17-23

April 24-30

May 1-7

May 8-14

May 15-21

May 22-28

INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING TEST RESULTS

If rapid test is NEGATIVE:

There is nothing else you need to do and the player can participate in all club activities.  

If rapid test is POSITIVE:

Player must isolate immediately and obtain a RT-PCR test from a licensed testing facility within 48 hours.  If the RT-PCR is also positive (or they do not test within 48 hours of the positive rapid test), the player must continue to isolate and may not return to team play or practices for the duration of their infectious period as determined by current CDC guidance (URL: www.bit.ly/2TBf0Xq).  

A positive RT-PCR test must be reported to the club’s COVID Point of Contact (listed below).  If RT-PCR test is negative, the player can return to club activities. 

CERTIFICATION OF TESTING

In addition to testing, the club will require that a parent/guardian certify that the player has been tested.  Use the certification link at top of page to indicate your player has been tested during relevant time periods. 

As of the May 8-14 testing period, you may use the certification link to indicate your player is fully vaccinated (and therefore no longer requires weekly testing).

Important – you need to keep records of all test results.  LFC Michigan is not collecting test results at this time; however, MDHHS and/or MSYSA may request that the club provide test results at any time during the testing period.  

If a player is required under the order to test weekly and does not do so, per MDHHS Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 the player may not participate in club soccer activities until they meet the testing requirements.  Please notify your coach if you do not intend to test your player.


The safety and health of our players, coaches, and their families is very important to us.  Please follow all health guidelines and preventative measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.  If player has close contact* or develops symptoms, immediately isolate and test for COVID.  If positive, notify your coach first, then they can contact your site's Point of Contact. 

*CDC defines close contact as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more.  An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting from 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19. 


POINT OF CONTACT BY SITE

CENTRAL

Director of Administration - Karen Parker   
parker.lfcmi@gmail.com 
(248) 212-0195

CLARKSTON

Administrator - Jim Knox
knox.lfcmi@gmail.com
(248) 625-1090

ANN ARBOR

Director of Coaching - Justin Makar
makar.lfcmi@gmail.com
(734) 476-2956

FERNDALE

Site Director - Steve Cook
cook.lfcmi@gmail.com
(248) 761-9444

WINDSOR

Site Director - Roberto Mazza
mazzar.lfcmi@gmail.com
(519) 817-1610