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.
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)