COVID-19 athletics guidance

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The flowchart below is specifically for student-athletes. 

For our general COVID-19 protocols for all students and employees, please visit our general COVID-19 guidance chart.

Situation       Result
         

Student-athlete has no symptoms

No COVID-19 diagnosis for student-athlete or anyone in the home

Regardless of
vaccination status
CAN 
participate in athletics
         

Student-athlete is feeling sick or unwell in any way 

Must test regardless of vaccination status to determine next steps if experiencing any of the following: fever, fatigue/tiredness, muscle/body aches or pains, congestion, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting or diarrhea, headache, loss of taste or smell, rash

At home test results are negative, regardless of vaccination status

CAN 
participate in athletics

Negative test results must be submitted to school nurse

       
At home test results are positive, regardless of vaccination status

CANNOT 
participate in athletics

See Student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 section for guidance on returning

         
Student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 Student-athlete has no symptoms, regardless ofvaccination status

CANNOT 
participate in athletics

Must quarantine for 5 days

Must submit our COVID-19 Return to Sports Medical Form, completed by a medical professional

Upon returning, must properly wear a well-fitted surgical or KN95 mask for 5 additional days in all practices and competitions 

       
Student-athlete has symptoms, regardless of vaccination status

CANNOT 
participate in athletics

Must quarantine for 5 days

To return, must have no symptoms for 72 hours, no fever greater than 100.4F without fever-reducing medication, and no cough or shortness of breath in order to return to athletics

Must also submit our COVID-19 Return to Sports Medical Form, completed by a medical professional

         

Student-athlete had close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual and has symptoms

All symptomatic individuals must test to determine next steps, regardless of vaccination status 

Symptomatic and at home test results are positive, regardless of vaccination status

CANNOT 
participate in athletics

See Student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 section for guidance on returning

       
Symptomatic and at home test results are negative, regardless of vaccination status

CAN 
participate in athletics

Negative test results must be submitted to school nurse

                       

Student-athlete has close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual and does not have symptoms

Unvaccinated student-athletes must test on the day they were identified as a contact and every other day until day five. Test results determine next steps.

Students cannont participate in athletics during this 5 day testing period.

No symptoms, vaccinated with booster

CAN 
participate in athletics

Student-athlete must properly wear a well-fitted surgical or KN95 mask for 10 days in all practices and competitions

       
No symptoms, vaccinated without booster

CANNOT 
participate in athletics

May come to school/work only, but should quarantine outside school/work, and cannot participate in practices, competitions or any other after-school activities

Should test on day five after exposure to determine next step 

If negative, can return to play while properly wearing a well-fitted surgical or KN95 mask for 5 additional days.

       
No symptoms, unvaccinated, any at home test results are positive

CANNOT 
participate in athletics

See Student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 section for guidance on returning

       
No symptoms, unvaccinated, all at home test results are negative

CAN 
participate in athletics

Student-athlete must properly wear a well-fitted surgical or KN95 mask for five additional days in all practices and competitions