Health

Symptoms
  • Fever
  • New cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Malaise (feeling unwell)
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Inability to keep liquids down because of vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of Taste or Smell

Risk Groups
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)
  • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant,
  • immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
  • Liver disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
  • Smoking
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
CDC: People of Any Age with Underlying Medical Conditions

Illness Protocol

If I have Symptoms
If a student is showing any one of the signs or symptoms of COVID-19 they should stay home and contact their health care provider, they will provide instructions on next steps to follow. Student's must provide a clearance note from their health care provider as well as all documents related to COVID-19 testing (if applicable) before returning to athletic participation. The clearance note from the students health care provider must indicate whether COVID-19 testing was required.


If I test positive for COVID-19

The student/parent or guardian must contact the athletic training staff at Scarborough High School if they test positive for COVID-19. When they are informed of their results they will receive directions from their health care provider. Student's must provide a clearance note from their health care provider as well as all documents related to COVID-19 testing.
 
  • Isolation
    • You will be asked to isolate yourself from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    • You will need to follow the directions given to you by your PCP and health department.
    • You may end your isolation based on the following criteria:
      • Positive and HAD symptoms (all 3 criteria must be met)
        • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first began - AND
        • Have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without medication) - AND
        • Other symptoms are improved.
      • Positive and HAD NO symptoms (both criteria must be met)
        • At least 10 days since your last positive COVID-19 test - AND
        • You continue to exhibit no symptoms.
      • For more information on isolation and quarantine please see the following:
  • Quarantine
    • Non-household contact
      • If you have been exposed to someone that has been tested as COVID-19 Positive, you may be asked to quarantine for 14 days after your last contact with the COVID-19 positive person
    • Household contact
      • Must quarantine until household contact is cleared or recovered from their illness (at least 10 days after onset of illness), PLUS 14 days after the household contact has recovered.
      • Discontinuing Isolation and/or Quarantine
  • Clearance
    • As with any illness that limits activity for any period of time, a physician's (MD, DO) clearance will be required prior to returning to athletic activity. A Scarborough Athletics clearance form will need to be filled out by the physician that treaded the student-athlete. You may access the clearance form by clicking here.
  • Clearance for Traveling
    • Students who travel FROM Maine to a nonexempt state like MA for ANY reason are required to either quarantine for 14 days and be asymptomatic through the entirety of the quarantine or obtain a negative COVID test before they return to participation/school. This applies to students who have not had close contact with a COVID positive individual. If a student was in close contact to an individual with COVID-19 they must complete the step above.
    • Children who are Maine residents traveling to non-exempt states or children who live in non-exempt state traveling to Maine for other circumstances, such as those traveling to and from a non-exempt state for medical or behavioral health visit, educational purposes, or custody or visitation with parents, are not exempt for the test or quarantine requirement, nor are any adults traveling with them.
Face Coverings

Effective 11/5/2020 by Governor Mills Executive Order immediately and until further notice, anyone age five and up, and recommended for ages 2 to 4 unless deemed developmentally inappropriate, are required to wear a face covering in any public setting whether indoors or outdoors regardless of whether or not someone is able to maintain six feet distance from other persons. Student athletes should have multiple face coverings available each day in case one was to become soiled or damaged. Face coverings put forth by the Maine Principals Association will be followed.

Scarborough reserves the right to decline entry to any individual who refuses to wear a face covering for nonmedical reasons.

Face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing or hand hygiene. However, cloth face coverings can help prevent presymptomatic and asymptomatic individuals from inadvertently spreading the virus to others.

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Face Coverings should:

  • Cover the nose and mouth
  • Fit snuggly but comfortably against the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Include multiple layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction
  • Be laundered and machine dried frequently

When handling face coverings:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or apply hand sanitizer before and after removing a cloth face mask
  • Assume the outside of the cloth face covering is dirty; mark in some way so that you do not inadvertently wear the outside-in
  • Store your cloth face covering in a clean paper bag
  • Only handle your cloth face covering by the ties or ear loops
  • Do not pull your cloth face covering below your chin while wearing it- dangling or ill-fitted cloth face coverings could lead to cross-contamination
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

Hand Hygiene
  • Hand Washing
    • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
    • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
    • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
    • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
    • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
  • Hand Sanitizer
    • Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label.
    • Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
    • Rub your hands together.
    • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.

Social Distancing
Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people. Effective immediately and until further notice, anyone (age two and up) on the Scarborough campus relative to athletic/activity events whether indoors or outdoors will maintain six feet with a mask from other persons not part of their immediate family. When actively engaged in sport activity the social distancing guidelines put forth by the Maine Principals Association will be followed.


Hydration
  • Athletes/Coaches/Staff will be required to bring their own water vessel.
  • Water vessels should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
  • The vessel should contain enough water to maintain hydration throughout the workout. However, a water refill station will be available.
    • Water refill stations will be equip with fast filling no touch spigots like the one at the bottom of this section.
  • Water bottles will NOT be SHARED.
  • Failure to arrive at a workout without a water vessel will result in the athlete not being able to participate that day.








Athletic Training Room
  • Procedures on when and how a student-athlete uses the athletic training room and athletic training services has been updated. To view the procedural document please click here.
  • Visiting student-athletes should wear a face mask/covering at all times while in the host site athletic training facility.
  • Host site athletic training rooms should not be available for visiting team pregame and post-game treatments.
  • If team is not traveling with an Athletic Trainer:
    • Be considerate of additional contact that will be required and provided by the host site.
    • Complete all taping/bracing at home if possible.
    • Host site AT should be contacted prior to trip, and a plan should be formulated on space and procedures for completing any taping and abiding by appropriate hand washing/sanitation activities upon entry and exit and any time they have come in contact with something possibly contaminated.
  • Limit number of occupants in the athletic training room at any given time to those on the same team and maintain appropriate physical distancing. This will be dependent upon size of the athletic training room and determined by appropriate staff, should be posted outside the room, monitored and limits enforced. A designated waiting area outside of the athletic training room should be marked with appropriate physical distancing.
  • If treatment or rehabilitation of a student-athlete requires use of a taping table or an exam table, the table should be protected and disinfected after each time it is used, regardless of physical barrier used.
  • Treatment/taping tables should be appropriately distanced a minimum of six feet apart.
  • Consider, weather permitting, taping be performed in an outside environment.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least daily (more frequently is recommended) and shared objects between each use. Efforts should be made to utilize premade ice bags.