19 Mar Student-Athlete COVID-19 Testing
The Clark County School District (CCSD) has implemented a plan to hold live, on-campus athletic practices, physical training, and live games for student-athletes in all CCSD High Schools starting the first week of April. Student-athletes will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test before being allowed to participate in CCSD athletics. As an additional safety measure, student-athletes and coaches who participate in football, baseball, or softball will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through self-administered pooled saliva testing designed to identify individuals potentially infected with COVID-19. This process aligns to requirements established by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and Directives from the Governor. Participation in COVID-19 testing is required of all student-athletes and coaches in order to be permitted to participate in athletics in CCSD.
The Southern Nevada Health District will be hosting a COVID testing event at Clark High School to provide tests to student-athletes from public, charter, and private area schools. Individuals not fitting the target audience criteria will not be administered a COVID test. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. March 19 – 21 and may be scheduled at www.snhd.info/get-tested/clarkhs . An appointment is required. This testing is not intended to test people with COVID-like symptoms, but rather to provide a COVID test that will allow student-athletes to participate in sporting activities in accordance with the Governor’s Directives. The attached informed consent is required for students not accompanied by an adult.
If you are unable to attend these testing dates, or if weekly testing is needed for high-contact sports, free community testing is available at:
- Stan Fulton Building at UNLV, open 7 days a week, 8 a.m – 4 p.m. Scheduled appointments & walk-ins available (1600 tests/day with 24/48 hr turnaround) Public: https://www.umcsn.com/COVID19/ConsentBlue.aspx – to schedule an appointment
- Medical Evaluation & Testing Site (METS) at SNHD M-F 8 am – 3:30 pm Scheduled appointments required (24/48 hr turnaround) http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/testing/ – To schedule an appointment
Additional information, including weekly testing schedules for football, baseball, and softball testing procedures and frequently asked questions will be posted on reconnect.ccsd.net/athletics. As additional information becomes available, it will be communicated to parents/guardians, high school athletic directors, coaches, and student-athletes.