Bart Peterson and Jennifer Rheeling join the SMB to discuss the current recommendations and considerations created by the NATA Secondary Schools Athletic Trainer Committee to help you create your COVID19 RTP.
We need to reconsider EAPs to include social distancing guidelines.
What about lightning…now, where will they go?
Know what phase of COVID19 RTP you are in from the local public health department.
Know the terminology and how its is defined:
Phase 2 is groups of 50. Is that on the field or altogether outside at once?
Covid response team
Who is on yours?
They need to know what the plan of action is if you have a room full of kids and one test positive with temps or signs and symptoms.
ATs are a key component in risk mitigation
Being part of the decision-making process is important.
We also have to know how we are going to take care of the over 55 population…coaches, teachers, and officials.
Communication with the school nurse is crucial and this is a great way to build the bridge.
Districts may need to buy them out of another fund or fund next years purchases now even though budgets have not opened
NO water sources until phase 3
Illness Reporting – start with the state, including local, report up the chain.
Congress made this easier during COVID19
Need consent each time you do a telemedicine video