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Up North schools are starting to get at-home COVID tests

The studio administers Covid-19 tests to anyone who wants to enter — and tests the whole staff, nearly 400 people, on Fridays.
The studio administers Covid-19 tests to anyone who wants to enter — and tests the whole staff, nearly 400 people, on Fridays.

Students in at least a dozen northern Michigan districts can now take home COVID tests they get from school.

Less than half the schools in northwest lower Michigan and the eastern UP currently have kits.

The state program launched in November but because of delays tests have just started reaching some school districts in northern Michigan.

Kits were available starting Wednesday for K through 12 students and staff at Crawford AuSable Public Schools.

“It puts that power in the family’s hands at home, which is good because one of the things we’re dealing with is students coming to school not feeling well.” said Superintendent, Justin Gluesing.

He says each student and staff member can take home two of the antigen tests.