Hornets News · COVID-19 Information Sheet


Saline Area Schools Athletic Department is currently working hard to adhere to the guidance set forth by the MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) as outlined on their website, Sports Re-Opening Update Center. The goal of this guidance is to allow student athletes and coaches to return to sports in a safe way while protecting individuals and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the school and greater community. A key piece of this mitigation relies on the integrity of the daily screenings of our athletes. We appreciate your continued adherence to these screenings and encourage you to answer the screening questions honestly. Any person experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should not participate and should stay home, except to get medical care. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, as well as severe tiredness/fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, runny nose/congestion, or decreased appetite. Call ahead before going to your healthcare provider

 

In addition, we wanted to share some additional information and resources with you:

  • Please visit the Washtenaw County Public Health COVID-19 website for information regarding frequently asked questions, testing sites, links to specific guidance and information specific to our area. 
  • Contact your physician if you are ill.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, believe that you are a close contact to someone who has tested positive for the virus, or have additional questions please contact the Washtenaw County Public Health Department at 734-544-6700 and leave a message. Or, email l-wchdcontact@washtenaw.org.  They can advise you on next steps.
    • In addition, (to facilitate collaboration with public health) please notify Jacque Schiavo or Karan Hervey for positive tests, close contact situations or additional questions at:
  • For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated.
  • Please refer to the attached document What Should I Do? that includes some common scenarios.
  • Directions for isolation, quarantine, monitoring and social distancing are included for your reference.
  • After a positive COVID-19 test or a close contact scenario, and after guidance from the public health department, a note from the athlete’s physician will be required prior to a return to activity.

 

Important: As of July 8, 2020, per the Washtenaw County Public Health Department: There is evidence of community spread locally. Residents can assume there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places in the community. The Health Department is not announcing evidence of community spread to cause panic, but to reinforce that people should be taking all recommended prevention measures.