PLEASE READ! Athlete Covid Protocol prior to Season Clearance

In addition to physicals being uploaded to FamilyID, kids will also have to provide a negative PCR COVID test that has been conducted less than 72 hours before the official start date of the Fall II sports season, which is 2/24.  This means a negative test from before Sunday 2/21 will not be accepted.  If a student-athlete will be playing multiple sports, they will only have to provide a negative PCR test for the sport that they attend FIRST. They will have to check in with the ATC before their 2nd sport to confirm.  They can get tested anywhere (ProjectBeacon, Urgent Care, Walgreens, CVS etc.).  Please note that if students choose to get tested at a doctor or urgent care facility, they need to request a PCR test. To find testing sites near you:

https://www.framinghamma.gov/2952/COVID-19-Testing-Information

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test

There will also be ***FREE testing at FHS from 7- 8 am and 3:30-4:30 pm on Monday 2/22***  In order to participate in testing at FHS, parents/guardians must complete the attached consent form (English, Spanish, Portuguese).  All students must present the completed and signed parental/guardian consent at the time of testing.

Negative test results should be emailed to: emakowski@framingham.k12.ma.us

In addition, student athletes will be required to participate in the district student pool testing program starting March 1, 2021.  As part of this program, they will be regularly tested when they are at school for in person learning.  It is also strongly encouraged that student-athletes continuing in the remote learning model participate in regular testing.   

 

Please note that any person who has been positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, is not eligible to participate in testing. They must provide a copy of their positive test result to me. After 90 days post COVID-19, they will begin the required pool testing.

Any positive test and close contact exposures to COVID-19 must quarantine and follow all MDPH, and Framingham Board of Health protocols.  Athletes and coaches will need to provide written BOH/CTC clearance to return to practices and games. All coaches, parents and athletes are expected to cooperate fully with any contact tracing if necessary.

Student-athletes who are/have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection must follow our Return to Play protocol based off of the American Academy of Pediatrics guidance for return to activity.  Before beginning the return to play protocol, these students will need to provide a health care provider’s cardiac clearance.


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