Dowd Medical Associates

Coronavirus and Sports


While most children who become infected with coronavirus do very well, there is some data showing an increased risk of myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, in people who have been infected. Because of this, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that all children over 8 who have had a positive COVID test should be cleared by their pediatric health care provider teams prior to returning to organized sports, even those who are asymptomatic or who experienced mild symptoms with their infection.

If your child has tested positive for coronavirus and plays sports, he or she will need to be cleared by their Dowd provider prior to return to their sport. Please contact the office with any questions or concerns.

Further Resources:

Post Covid Return To Play Questionnaire (to be completed prior to appointment for sports clearance)

MA Chapter of the AAP fact sheet about sports and COVID (question 3 discusses post-COVID sports clearance)

Prenatal Forum

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Update on Office Policies During Coronavirus Outbreak Updated 9/2/21

UPDATED 9/2/21

Read this first before coming to the office for an appointment:

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Parenting During a Pandemic

If you are experiencing some parenting challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone! Read on for some common questions and great tips for parents of kids of all ages.

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Click here for further information about the 2021-2022 Flu Vaccine

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Covid Contacts, Testing, and Quarantine Flow Chart

Flow chart from the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP reviewing COVID decision making

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Coronavirus: FAQ

Click here for some answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus

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Covid Vaccine Information

Answers to some commonly asked questions about the covid vaccine

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