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Athletes needing sports clearance after COVID-19

All student athletes who have recently recovered from COVID need clearance with Health Services prior to returning to play. Please check with your Athletic Trainer or call Health Services to set up an appointment (this may be telehealth or in-person). The exact timing of this appointment will vary based on individual symptoms and other factors.

Once you have been cleared, you will start a gradual return to play protocol in which you will slowly increase your exercise duration and intensity over approximately 5-7 days while having your heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen level and symptoms closely monitored.

If you experience trouble breathing, chest pain, or dizziness with exercise OR if exercise feels much more difficult than usual, please schedule an appointment at Health Services for evaluation. 

updated 8/2023