STUDENT-ATHLETE COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
Teen vax facts
The tested, safe and effective Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for teens ages 12 and up.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect them, our family, and our community.
Benefits for you
Get the COVID-19 vaccine
Stay in the game
Save your season
WeCare weekly COVID-19 testing
Reduce your risk of COVID-19 Exposure
The best option is for student-athletes to voluntarily be tested twice a week.
We all want our children to be able to play the sports they love and experience those special moments on the field, the court, the track, or the mat.
In order to keep students playing sports, we have to keep them healthy and minimize quarantines.
If your student-athlete has not received their first dose of the vaccine by October 9, 2021, or the second dose by November 8, 2021 they will not be allowed to participate in any athletic activities, including off-season conditioning or workouts.
For the health and safety of our schools and community, our school board unanimously voted to require all student-athletes to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to be tested for COVID-19 at least once a week. Health experts have determined there is a higher risk of spreading COVID-19 while participating in sports. Federal, state, and local health experts tell us the safest way to keep students safe while participating in athletics is for everyone to be vaccinated and to participate in regular, frequent testing to identify people who may have COVID-19, but don’t know it because they don’t have any symptoms.
If there is a medical or sincerely held religious reason why your student-athlete cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Student-athletes who request and are granted an exemption to the vaccination requirement must be tested twice a week for COVID-19.
To request a medical or religious exemption to the student-athlete vaccination requirement, ask your Coach or Principal for either the Medical Exemption Form or the Religious Exemption Form.
WeCare COVID testing play-by-play
No cost to you or Warren County Schools
Testing done at school every week
Students shown how to test themselves
No nose swab! Students touch the inside of their mouth with a long, skinny cotton swab
Results within 24-48 hours
No cost to you
The WeCare weekly, voluntary testing is free to you. You must complete and return the consent form for your student to be tested. Please provide your student’s insurance information, so One Love Services can bill them directly. The federal government will cover the cost for anyone who does not have insurance. The WeCare testing service is provided at no cost to Warren County Schools.