Position Statement: PDF OnlyInterim Guidance on the Preparticipation Physical Examination for Athletes During the SARS-CoV-2 PandemicDiamond, Alex B. DO*; Narducci, Dusty Marie MD†; Roberts, William O. MD‡; Bernhardt, David T. MD§; LaBella, Cynthia R. MD¶; Moffatt, Kody A. MD║; Nuti, Rathna MD**; Powell, Amy P. MD††; Rooks, Yvette L. MD‡‡; Zaremski, Jason L. MD§§Author Information *Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; †Departments of Family Medicine & Orthopedics, University of South Florida Health, Tampa, Florida; ‡Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota; §Departments of Pediatrics and Orthopedics/Rehab, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin; ¶Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; ║Departments of Orthopedics and Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska; **Private practice, SPORT Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Dallas, Texas; ††Department of Orthopedics and Medicine, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, Utah; ‡‡Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; and §§Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. Corresponding Author: Alex B. Diamond, DO, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute, Medical Center East, South Tower 1215, 21st Ave S., Suite 3200, Nashville, TN 37232 ([email protected]). A. B. Diamond and Y. L. Rooks are unpaid at-large members of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of the National Federation of State High School Associations. The remaining authors report no conflicts of interest. Received August 07, 2020 Accepted August 10, 2020 Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: October 07, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000892 Free PAP Metrics Abstract The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) convened a writing group to address the current evidence and knowledge gaps regarding preparticipation evaluation of athletes during the SARS-CoV2 pandemic. The writing group held a series of meetings beginning in April 2020. The task force reviewed the available literature and used an iterative process and expert consensus to finalize this guidance statement that is intended to provide clinicians with a clinical framework to return athletes of all levels to training and competition during the pandemic. The statement is not intended to address treatment, infection control principles, or public health issues related to SARS-CoV2. The AMSSM task force acknowledges the clinical uncertainty, evolving public health objectives, and the limited data currently available to create this guidance statement. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.