COVID Clearance Q&A
Q: What should I do if my student athlete tests positive for COVID-19?
A: Please inform the school nurse, campus athletic trainer, and the coach of the respective sport immediately.
Q: What is the process for my student athlete to return to participation in athletics?
A: To return to participate in athletics, per UIL, the student must meet these 4 criteria:
Q: Is my student athlete required to be cleared by a physician before they return to athletics?
A: Yes. Per UIL, all student athletes that test positive for COVID-19 must be cleared by a physician. Studies have shown that COVID-19 can cause potential cardiovascular problems. Thus, a physical examination is required.
Q: If my student athlete tests positive for COVID-19 and was asymptomatic, do they still need a medical clearance?
A: Yes. Any student athlete that tests positive, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, is required to receive a medical clearance.
Q: What if my student athlete has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the stay at home period?
A: The student athlete must either: (a) obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the student for return based on an alternative diagnosis, (b) obtain an acute infection test(at a physician's office, approved testing location, or other site) that is negative for COVID-19.
Q: If my student athlete receives a medical clearance note, who do I give that too?
A: The note should be given to an athletic trainer. The note should not be given to a coach or third party. FHS Head Athletic Trainer: email@example.com