Charlotte will pilot new testing program

Everyone enrolled receives one kit containing two tests.
Charlotte is the state's first pilot school district for "MI Backpack Home Tests."
Charlotte is the state's first pilot school district for "MI Backpack Home Tests."(WAVE)
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 7:26 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WILX) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is launching a new COVID-19 testing program for schools, and it’s kicking off in Charlotte.

Charlotte is the state’s first pilot school district for “MI Backpack Home Tests.”

The program gives take-home COVID-19 test kits to students, parents, and teachers as a means of encouraging at-home testing. Everyone enrolled receives one kit containing two tests.

Gov. Whitmer says the initiative allows for the state to protect school personnel and families in a more cohesive way.

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