AUSTIN, Texas — The Big 12 Conference today announced an antigen testing partnership with Goodside Health. Big 12 football programs will utilize Goodside Health to facilitate COVID-19 day-prior-to-competition testing for players, coaches and support personnel. The testing program will utilize Quidel Rapid Antigen tests which allows for 15-minute results and batch testing capabilities.
“Partnering with [Goodside Health] provides a turn-key solution to antigen testing and ensures consistent, Conference-wide protocols,” said Big 12 Executive Associate Commissioner Edward Stewart.
“We are excited to partner with the Big 12 on this testing program,” commented Goodside Health CEO Brian White, “and applaud the Conference in taking this important step to bring back college sports while staying supremely focused on the health and safety of its student-athletes.”
As part of its testing protocols Big 12 football programs are required to test for COVID-19 three times per week, with each program facilitating providers for the additional weekly tests.