SoHum Health and South Fork High Partner to Support Youth Sports
By Chelsea Brown,
This partnership has allowed local youth to participate in the sports they love.
In March 2021, regulations were loosened to allow organized sports to return to schools, with strict COVID-19 requirements in place. Youth athletes are required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing in order to participate. South Fork High administrators were eager to bring sports back to their students and reached out to SoHum Health to determine how to do so safely.
Since then, SoHum Health has been sending staff members to the school campus every week to collect specimen from all student athletes and coaching staff. The specimen are then brought back to Jerold Phelps Community Hospital Laboratory to be tested. This partnership has allowed local youth to participate in the sports they love, with peace of mind for their families, fellow students, and community.
Life in a pandemic is constantly evolving. Local education and healthcare professionals have worked hard to keep our schools safe, while giving the students the best sports season possible. With sports being such an important part of the High School experience for many, SoHum Health is happy to do their part to support local children in their health and development. Go Cubs!
Chelsea Brown, submitted on behalf of the SoHum Health’s Outreach department.