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AAA Return to Play

Arkansas Activities Association Return to Play Protocol UPDATE: (You will now see that the RTP Guidelines are broken into 3 Categories) Category 1: Student Athlete with Asymptomatic or Mild COVID Illness Symptoms – Common cold like symptoms, GI symptoms, loss of taste/smell Parent/Guardian MUST sign consent form for resumption of participation This student athlete no longer will need medical evaluation/clearance required to return to participation This student athlete will no longer have to complete a formal return to play protocol Recommend that 3 days post symptom onset or positive test/prior to returning to school the student athlete can begin light cardiopulmonary exercises (walking, exercise bike) at a submaximal level Recommend medical evaluation if any new/abnormal cardiopulmonary (e.g., chest pain) Category 2: Student Athlete with Moderate Illness or Cardiopulmonary Symptoms WITHOUT Hospitalization Symptoms – Fever >100.4 for more than 4 days, flu-like symptoms (worse than cold-like) > 7 days Parent/Guardian MUST sign consent form for resumption of participation Strongly recommend medical evaluation/clearance, but not required Strongly recommend graduated return to play protocol, but not required Recommend no exercise for at least 5 days from symptom onset or positive test then can begin a light phasing back into activity 12-lead EKG, ECHO should be considered if history of new/abnormal chest pain, pressure, palpitations, syncope, dyspnea, with exertion, or concerns from previous medical history If EKG is abnormal, the student athlete should be referred to cardiology for further evaluation Category 3: Student Athlete with Severe Illness or Hospitalization Symptoms – Prolonged high Fever (>102), chest pain, shortness of breath with exertion Parent/Guardian MAY NOT consent to have the student athlete opt out of the COVID Clearance/RTP protocol Medical evaluation and/or cardiology clearance required prior to return to activity Graduated return to play protocol required after medical clearance obtained NO exercise until medical evaluation Highly recommend 12-lead EKG, ECHO, troponins, or cardia MRI per cardiology recommendations.

P-EBT Application

The application link can be found on this page. You can email Katie Kersey with any questions. Deadline to submit the application is 7/29/22


The Lamar School District is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students while adhering to the guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) concerning Covid-19 as much as practical and possible. Covid-19 is still spreading in our community; therefore, families should watch for symptoms of infectious disease (fever of 100 degrees or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.). Students should not attend school until they are symptom-free for 24 hours. Please see our handbook policy for more information on infectious disease or contact your child’s school.

If your child tests positive for Covid-19, please follow the current CDC guidelines which state as follows:

  • If you are positive WITH symptoms, isolate for 5 days with day 0 being the date that symptoms begin.
  • If you are positive with NO symptoms, isolate for 5 days with day 0 being the date you were tested.  (If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset.)
  • Students may return after day 5 as long as they have been fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications). The CDC does recommend wearing a mask through day 10. 

There are no requirement for close contacts to quarantine at this time. However, if someone in the home has tested positive, it is recommended that close contacts wear a mask for 10 days.

Positive(COVID) Athlete Requirements

If you test positive for COVID-19, and you are an athlete, you must complete the AAA protocol before returning to play. The Arkansas Activities Association is requiring that all student athletes in K-12 schools, who have been released from isolation (AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID), be cleared by a health care provider before returning to play. AAA COVID-19 Clearance Form Click More Info The athlete and guardian of the athlete are responsible for making sure they get the correct clearance from their health provider, and pass that document on to the coach, before continuing any physical activity at school.











Revised COVID 19 Clearance Form


Significant Changes

1) changed to 10 days post symptom resolution instead of 14.

2) Clarified athlete cannot complete stage 4 and return to competition on the same day.


Positive COVID Individuals Discontinuing Isolation

If you are an athlete or plan to engage in vigorous physical activity, the ADH strongly recommends that you see your doctor and be evaluated for possible heart involvement before you begin physical activity again. Students that have had COVID-19 must inform Brett Sampley (Athletic Director) and complete AAA protocol before returning to physical activity.

Point of Contact

Katie Kersey 479-733-8132 Use this number for questions related directly to COVID. All other questions should be directed to your student's building. Elementary 885-3363 Middle School 885-6511 High School 885-3344