Safety & Sportsmanship

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Covid protocols: Livonia Public Schools

Based on Wayne County Health Department and CDC guidance for self quarantines and close contact tracing the following applies: an individual who has been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, and thus is potentially exposed to the virus, must self-quarantine for ten (10) days. If the individual is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms after ten (10) days they must continue to quarantine until they are completely free of COVID-19 symptoms.

 

Note: Close contact is defined as someone who has been less than 3ft of an infected person for more than 15 consecutive minutes.

 

However, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives per the CDC guidelines:

• Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.

• Quarantine can end after Day 7 when the following conditions have been met: Negative PCR Test & no symptoms during daily monitoring.

Concussions can occur in any sport and awareness is a team effort for all that are involved. Several symptoms may not occur until after an activity ends and the child is at home. The attached link is free training from UofM Neuro Sport that we encourage each parent to take so you are aware of the symptoms; click on the link below and scroll down to follow the appropriate training.

https://www.uofmhealth.org/conditions-treatments/brain-neurological-conditions/concussion-athletes-neurosport

 

Michigan's Sport Concussion Law,  Enacted June 30th, 2013

A concussion is a brain injury, caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head that can have serious consequences.  It can occur in any sport or recreational activity.

On June 30th, 2013, Michigan was the 39th U.S. state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and return to athletic activity.

The sports concussion legislation requires:

  1. All coaches, employees, volunteers, and other adults involved with a youth athletic activity to complete a concussion awareness on-line training program. 
     

  2. The organizing entity must also provide educational materials on the signs/symptoms and consequences of concussions to each youth athlete and their parents/guardians and obtain a signed statement acknowledging receipt of the information for the organizing entity to keep on record.
     

  3. Immediate removal of an athlete from physical participation in an athletic activity who is suspected of sustaining a concussion.  The student athlete must then receive written clearance from an appropriate health professional before he or she can return to physical activity.

Other resources

Concussion fact sheets