APPENDIX C

APPDX C

Return to Play Following Exposure to a Suspected or Diagnosed Case of COVID-19 

These recommendations are intended to guide decision-making regarding players or staff following exposure to a suspected or diagnosed case of COVID-19 infection in order to reduce the risk of disease transmission.

Any asymptomatic player or staff member who has been exposed to an individual with a suspected or diagnosed case of COVID-19 should be restricted from participation for at least 14 days and monitor for any symptoms consistent with infection.

If asymptomatic after 14 days since last exposure, they can return to participation. In general, you need to be in close contact with an individual to contract the disease.  In this case, exposure means any one of the following:

  • Caring for a sick person with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

  • Living in the same household as an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

  • Being within 6 feet of an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection for around 10 minutes or more.

  • Coming in direct contact with secretions from an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection (being coughed or sneezed on, sharing water bottle or utensils, for example).