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06/10/22- Additional Revisions Announced in COVID Return to Play Protocol

June 15, 2022 2021-2022 News Releases


Additional changes in guidance from the CDC as well as the conclusion of the 2021-22 competitive year have resulted in additional review by the Association and its sports medicine advisors. The KHSAA KMA Sports Medicine Committee met in late May to consider revisions to the return to play protocol. There is no longer a requirement for the six-day return to play protocol and this has been converted to a recommendation for local districts as best practice guidance.

In addition, the recommended form usage remains the same as well as the strong recommendation that current CDC guidance is utilized. Be mindful that in compliance with that guidance, if districts are adhering to those protocols, any person within the program who tests positive should isolate for five days, followed by five days of full masking, regardless of any negative test.

It remains local jurisdiction for the vast majority of the recommendations, including the use of the form. The use of the form continued to NOT be required as the form was developed by doctors for use by the KMA members and other practitioners.

The entire revised document remains housed on the KHSAA website at

Questions on the protocol should be directed to the Commissioner’s office.


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