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Cathedral Athletics COVID Policies and Procedures

Cathedral High School

Athletic Department

COVID 19 Policy and Return to Play Procedures


Athletes exhibiting 1 of the following symptoms that cannot otherwise be explained will be isolated immediately, sent home and directed to be tested for COVID-19:

  • New cough, shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • New shortness of breath
  • Fever > 100.4, chills
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, Vomiting or diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Headache-especially new onset of severe headache


Any athletes that test positive (whether symptomatic or not) will require a note from a MD/DO/NP/PA to resume a gradual return to activity progression before returning to practice or competition. The gradual progression will start after the provider has completed/signed the form, and will be supervised by a member of the Cathedral Athletic Training Staff.

The attached link contains the COVID-19 Return To Play Form that must be completed by an MD/DO/NP/PA and the Gradual Return To Play Procedures after COVID-19 Infection.

Athletes must complete the progression without the development of symptoms. Referral to a healthcare provider is needed if symptoms present while performing the activity progression.

Close Contact with COVID-19 Individuals
Unvaccinated athletes with close contact exposure, a negative test and asymptomatic must still be quarantined for 14 days from the last exposure to a COVID-19 positive person. They may return to practice on day 11, but must wear a mask through day 14.

Vaccinated athletes with close contact to COVID-19 positive individuals need to test at days 5-7 from exposure and wear a mask for 14 days for practices and games. If the test is negative, they do not need to continue wearing a mask for practices and games.

The Cathedral Athletic Department Return to Play Procedures are based on the best available scientific evidence and the recommendations of the American Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Cardiology, National Federation of High Schools and IHSAA.

These guidelines will change based on recommendations from the CDC and local/state health agencies. The school nurse and athletic trainer will have the most up-to-date guidelines that are being followed.

For more information on return to play after a COVID-19 illness please watch this video by Community Health Doctor,
Dr. Joshua Kluetz




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