EXTRA INNINGS COVID 19 Return to Play Policy
Updated: Jun 29
*Any player, coach or in home family member who experiences any of the symptoms of COVID (listed below) should self-isolate until the below conditions have been met.
In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return when all three of the following criteria are met:
*At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications); and the individual has improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
*Player/Coach who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and does not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the player/coach is assumed to have COVID-19, and may not return to team activities until the steps above have been completed.
*If the player/coach has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to team activities before completing the 14 day self-isolation period, they must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing them to return based on an alternative diagnosis.
*Any player/coach living with someone who experiences any of the symptoms of COVID, whether they have a positive COVID test or not, should self-isolate for 14 days. If they do not experience any COVID symptoms during that period, they can return to team activities. If they experience symptoms, they must self-isolate until the conditions outlined above have been met.
*If a positive case is identified among a player/coach the team must be removed from the sessions while all members of the group self-isolate. If the confirmed individual regularly had close contact outside a single group, then all of the students and staff with whom the confirmed individual had close contact shall be removed from workouts for two weeks.
Those with travel plans are strongly encouraged to closely monitor CDC Travel Guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html.
*Any player/coach returning from traveling internationally must self-isolate for 14 days or obtain a medical professional’s note clearing them before returning to team activities.
(Policies are based off of UIL Guidelines)