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Ohio Department of Health will require COVID-19 testing for fall sports student-athletes, staff Staff




Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes

The Ohio Department of Health has issued a new order in regards to contact sport competitions this fall.

Lance Himes, interim director of the state health department, wrote in the order that student-athletes and staff members must not exhibit any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 72 hours prior to competition or coming from outside the state before arrival in Ohio.

The order states that student-athletes and staff will also be tested for COVID-19 in advance and must show negative results. If a competition lasts longer than four days, a second test will be required.

Additionally, student-athletes and staff must also have daily temperature checks performed and must complete a daily COVID-19 questionnaire for the duration of the competition.

Contact sports in the order are labeled as football, basketball, rugby, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, wrestling, boxing, futsal, and martial arts with opponents.

You can read the entire order below:

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