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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

Maine DOE Standard Operating Procedure for Positive Case ►

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 10 days after your last contact with the COVID-19 positive person
      • Quarantine will continue through midnight of the last day.
    • Household contact
      • Must quarantine until household contact is cleared or recovered from their illness (at least 10 days after onset of illness), PLUS 10 days after the household contact has recovered.
      • Quarantine will continue through midnight of the last day.
      • Discontinuing Isolation and/or Quarantine
    • Close Contact  for those that have recovered from COVID illness (Update 1/19/21)
      • If you had a positive molecular COVID-19 (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) or antigen test, you do not need to quarantine if you are a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case for 90 days (3 months) after you are released from isolation.
      • After this 90-day period from your release from isolation, you will need to quarantine if you become a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case.
      • Close contacts exposed 14 days or longer after completion of a SARS-COV-2 vaccine series do not need to quarantine.
    • Travel Update for those that have recovered from COVID illness (Update 1/19/21)
      • If you had a positive molecular COVID-19 (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) or antigen test, you do not need to quarantine for 90 days (3 months) after you leave your isolation, if you remain asymptomatic.
      • After this 90-day period from your release from isolation, you will need to quarantine if you travel to Maine from out of state or return to Maine after travel to a non-exempt state.
      • If it has been 14 days or longer since you finished the COVID-19 vaccination series, you do not need to quarantine for travel.
  • 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
    • Currently the Scarborough Athletics & Activities Department follow the state of Maine guidance for out of state travel. Effective on May 1, 2021 Maine will automatically exempt all states, unless a state is otherwise determined by the Maine CDC as being a high risk. This will mean that unless the state of Maine determines a state is high risk individuals traveling back to Maine will not need to quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 test. To view the Maine Department of Education Travel Quick Reference Guide please click here. Please be advised that Scarborough Athletics & Activities may adopt further requirements to the current travel guidelines set fourth by the state of Maine.
    • Students who travel FROM Maine to a nonexempt state for ANY reason are required to either quarantine for 10 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.