(April 02, 2021) - A new regulation which will
require regular Covid testing for high school athletes is under court
The suit, filed in Michigan's Court of Claims on
Thursday, seeks to nullify the requirements adopted to safely resume
high school sports activities.
Several parents are involved in
the suit, along with a group which calls itself "Let Them Play
Michigan." The suit alleges that the state order was not issued in
compliance with procedural requirements, and that it is "arbitrary and
capricious," and that it violates due process rights.
plaintiffs claim that athletes who prefer not to be tested "have
suffered an intangible injury from being forced to comply." The suit
also challenges contact-tracing and quarantine rules included in the
Michigan's Chief Medical Executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun
has said that antigen testing is a feasible and safe way to reopen high
school athletic activities, and "a way that we will be able to identify
cases as quickly as possible and not have more outbreaks amongst our
The plaintiffs are seeking an emergency
restraining order while the Court studies the suit.