Information About COVID-19

  • What is COVID-19?

    The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. The COVID-19 virus is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Since 2019, the COVID-19 virus has changed to form additional variants, such as the Omicron and Delta variants. The spread of COVID-19 can be contained through the use of mitigation strategies as well as COVID-19 vaccinations. 


    What are the Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19?

    Signs and Symptoms

    Risk Factors

    • Fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher) 
    • Cough 
    • Shortness of breath 
    • Gasping for air 
    • Cannot talk without catching breath 
    • Persistent pain or pressure in chest 
    • Confused or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face 
    • Sore throat 
    • Nausea or vomiting 
    • Diarrhea 
    • Loss Taste/Smell
    • Chronic lung disease 
    • Moderate to severe asthma 
    • Serious heart conditions 
    • Immunocompromised 
    • Bone marrow/organ transplantation 
    • Immune deficiencies 
    • Poorly controlled HIV/AIDS 
    • Prolonged use of corticosteroids/ immune weakening medications 
    • Severe obesity 
    • Diabetes 
    • Chronic kidney disease 
    • Liver disease

       Anyone currently experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or fall under any risk factor considerations, should consult a doctor for approval of participation in athletics.


    How can you protect yourself and your child from COVID-19?

    • Get Vaccinated - COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at protecting you from getting sick. In general, people are considered fully vaccinated, 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. Everyone 12 years of age and older is able to get a COVID-19 vaccination. 
    • Get the Booster Shot if you are eligible
    • Wear a mask if unvaccinated, or in areas where masks are required
    • Stay home if you are sick and minimize contact with those who are sick.
    • Practice good personal hygiene - frequent handwashing, avoid touching your face, cover your mouth when coughing/sneezing.


    What Should you do if you Think your Child is exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19?

    If you have a fever, cough, other symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, you might have COVID-19.

    • Stay home if you are sick, or if someone in your household is sick
    • Contact your healthcare provider – Your healthcare provider can perform diagnostic tests to determine if you have COVID-19
    • Notify your coach, Athletic Trainer and/or Athletic Director of any potential illness, COVID-19 diagnosis, or Close Contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. 

NPS Athletic COVID-19 Procedures

  • Summary: 


    • All athletes, coaches, and athletic staff are required to self-screen and monitor their health daily. Anyone exhibiting signs/symptoms of COVID-19 will not be cleared to report to campus until released by the Athletic Trainer. 
    • Norfolk Public Schools Athletics will continue to monitor  COVID-19 and will comply with local, state and federal requirements
    • Norfolk Public Schools Athletics as well as follow current quarantine/isolation guidelines set fourth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding COVID-19


    Please see procedural document below for current information regarding NPS policy - 

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