American Athletic Conference Announces Partnership With Antigen Testing Provider Goodside Health

IRVING, Texas — American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced that The American has partnered with Goodside Health regarding COVID-19 antigen testing for its member institutions on the day prior to competition for football student-athletes, coaches and support staff. The testing program utilizes a rapid COVID testing program which allows for 15-minute results and is designed for group testing capabilities. The Conference has administered the Antigen test since the beginning of the season on an experimental basis and now will be working with Goodside Health for the entire season.

“We have had success in the first two weeks of the season using this antigen testing program and are pleased to partner with [Goodside Health] to enhance our testing protocols,” Aresco said. “Our schools are conducting two PCR tests and one antigen test each week. Our testing protocols are designed to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staffs.”

“We are excited to work with the American Athletic Conference to deliver our COVID-19 testing program,” Goodside Health CEO Brian White said. “We understand COVID-19 has disrupted normal university and athletic activity, and we drew upon our school health and congregate testing experience to design a program around the health and safety of student athletes as they return to play in this new environment.We’re happy this program can help bring back college sports.”

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