MPS Athletic Guidelines
Athletes who test positive must follow the Maricopa County Guidelines for quarantine and must complete COVID-19 Return to Play form. This form must be completed by a qualified medical provider.
Athletes must notify the school nurse or coach of a positive test result.
Those who have been in close contact with a positive case in their home will follow the Maricopa County Guidelines. Vaccinated athletes will be allowed to return if no symptoms, non vaccinated will be required to isolate for 10 days.
The number of team members, coaches, or staff working with a team who develop acute COVID-like illness or positive COVID-19 PCR tests on a team that call for a suspension of in person activities is defined as >2 members per team for teams with 25 or more members and 2 members for teams with less than 25 members.
Letters will be sent to teams to notify of positive cases.
Fully vaccinated people should still get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for longer than 24 hours.
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces between uses and deep cleaning daily.
If the member returning to athletics after a 10-day self-isolation period in lieu of testing is unable to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test through the process described above, the individual will remain “presumed positive” and must complete a COVID-19 return to play clearance form and complete the gradual return to play protocol as outlined in the following section.
Updated August 2, 2021