Even though we won’t be “clearing” patients in the ED we still need to be familiar with return to sports recommendations for children and adolescents who have had COVID-19. Remember, these are just recommendations and are based off of practice patterns at many centers and on the AAP guideline. Consult with your local hospital and Cardiology groups for up to date information. The information in this episode is intended for any young person (21 and under) who tests positive for COVID-19 and wants to return to sports. It is structured based on the severity of initial presenting symptoms.
COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports. American Academy of Pediatrics. December 17, 2020. https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-interim-guidance-return-to-sports/. Accessed 12/23/2020.