1. If a student, or coach, has tested positive for COVID-19 at any time, it should be reported to the coach, athletic trainer, and/or the athletic director at the school.
2. Any student-athlete who has tested positive for COVID-19, at any time, must complete a Return-to-Play (RTP) program performed by the school’s athletic trainer in order to resume participation (this is similar to the RTP performed for students with concussions). An athlete who participated in a fall sport at the school, and has already gone through these protocols, does not have to repeat. Testing continues to show that cardiac inflammation could be a side-effect of COVID-19 and a testing protocol for return should be conducted.
3. Failure to be transparent about symptoms, or a positive COVID-19 test, could be detrimental to other student-athletes and the specific athletic team and program.