Returning to sports and activity after COVID-19 infection
Kids are returning to gymnasiums and fields. We want to make they're doing it safely.
COVID-19 can cause inflammation of the heart muscle and exercising while the heart is inflamed can be dangerous. Doctors and scientists are learning more about how often heart inflammation occurs and who is at risk.
If your child is age 12 or older and recently had a moderate to severe COVID-19 infection, please contact your primary care provider for clearance to return to sports. As we’ve learned more about COVID-19, our guidance on who needs to be seen in clinic and who needs testing has changed. At this time, most children with asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 can be cleared over the phone.
Please remember the best defense against COVID-19 is vaccination. Vaccines are safe, effective, and recommended for all individuals over age 12.