S 2518: Waives physical examination requirement for certain student-athletes who participate in school-sponsored athletic activities during 2020-2021 school year

S 2518

Waives physical examination requirement for certain student-athletes who participate in school-sponsored athletic activities during 2020-2021 school year

S2518 (Sarlo) Sports physicals save lives.  Students may have underlying health conditions, and—without a sports physical—those issues may go undetected.  What’s more, while the health impact of COVID-19 is still becoming known, emerging evidence shows a potential cardiac risk.  Sports physicals contain a cardiac component that is made even more important inside the current pandemic.  Finally, by waiving the requirement now, it is possible that many students may go without any type of physical for up to two years—an unacceptable risk to student health.

NJEA urges you to OPPOSE S2518.

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