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Return to Play After COVID-19 Infection

Adapted from the AAP COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports and Physical Activity by Anna Zuckerman, M.D., FAAP and Jonathan Flyer, M.D., FAAP, FACC. 

Health care professionals are likely to encounter many questions about the safety of participation in school sports during the pandemic, as well as the need to clear athletes to return to play after COVID-19 infection. For detailed guidance, please refer to the AAP Interim Guidance Return to Sports and Physical Activity. 

Additionally, please click here to find a chart that summarizes the guidance regarding clearing athletes to return to play.