New Lexington Athletics is currently in
PHASE III of Covid Athletic Protocol
Protocol for Exposure & Positive Test Results to Covid-19
*Protocols are aligned to Local Health Department guidelines and recommendations*
- Any Student/Athletes, Coaches, Athletic Trainers, Managers, Etc. that the local Health Department has determined to be exposed to Covid-19 are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:
o 14 Day Quarantine
o Daily Symptoms Check – Closely monitor daily health
o Recommend (not mandated) getting tested for COVID-19
o Positive Test Results will require Quarantine – Details Outlined Below
For COVID-19, an exposure is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
- At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
- At least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming they have not subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test. If they develop symptoms, then the symptom-based or test-based strategy should be used. Note, because symptoms cannot be used to gauge where these individuals are in the course of their illness, it is possible that the duration of viral shedding could be longer or shorter than 10 days after their first positive test.
Note that recommendations for discontinuing isolation in persons known to be infected with COVID-19 could, in some circumstances, appear to conflict with recommendations on when to discontinue quarantine for persons known to have been exposed to COVID-19. CDC recommends 14 days of quarantine after exposure based on the time it takes to develop illness if infected. Thus, it is possible that a person known to be infected could leave isolation earlier than a person who is quarantined because of the possibility they are infected.
The plan developed may need to be adjusted at any time. The plan to restart Ohio can be found on the Ohio Department of Health Website: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/responsible-restart-ohio/Sector-Specific-Operating-Requirements/