This update is for Central Catholic Jr-Sr. High School student athletes regarding the Franciscan Health COVID return to play policy and how the newly released CDC guidance is being incorporated. The CDC has released guidance which allows athletes who have tested positive for COVID and are asymptomatic to return on day 6 following a 5 day quarantine. If a student athlete is asymptomatic they may begin their return to play progression at the completion of the 5 day quarantine. Athletes will still need to receive clearance from their healthcare provider to be cleared to participate in athletics. Franciscan Health can set up expedited appointments if any athlete is having challenges getting into their primary care physician office. Please coordinate with our trainer Sara Igo, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need assistance.
According to Indiana Department of Health guidelines, athletes can ONLY resume activities on day 6 if able to wear a mask properly at all times for days 6-10 and have been cleared by a physician.