DETROIT (AP) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s government attorneys defend coronavirus testing for young athletes.
They told a judge Tuesday that state law gives the health director extraordinary powers to respond to a pandemic. A parenting group called Let Them Play Michigan is filing for an injunction to stop weekly COVID-19 tests for school athletes, related quarantines and mask requirements.
The group argues that the policy needs to go through a formal regulatory process, a process that would take weeks or months. More than 1,000 people watched intermittently as Judge Michael Kelly heard a dispute over Zoom.
There was no immediate decision.