Local NewsCoronavirus


CCSD student-athletes' parents have to sign COVID-19 waiver

Posted at 7:29 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 01:18:05-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier edition of this article incorrectly listed Spring Valley High School as Canyon Springs High School.

School reopening plans are still being worked out by the Clark County School District (CCSD).

Several parents have reached out to 13 Action News with their concerns.

Now, just days after a student-athlete from Spring Valley High School tested positive for COVID-19, some parents from sports teams are even more concerned about their childrens' health.

Solina Hawkins is one of them. She has a 15-year-old son who plays for the Canyon Springs High School's football team.

Recently she had to sign a consent waiver and release agreement from CCSD to let him play since athletics is a voluntary activity.

“All of the players have to sign waivers prior to their children being able even to put a foot on the field. Of course, they're doing temperature checks for all players and coaches, they’re keeping those recorded on a daily basis if any of the players have symptoms if their temperature comes 104 or higher, they’re not allowed to play for the day,' said Hawkins.

While she appreciates all the efforts the team and the school have made with COVID-19, she is still worried about her son’s health and safety.

“We basically had to sign that we're not holding the school liable if anything happens. We’re putting our children there on free will. It’s scary, it is definitely scary, not only for my player but I also have another child at home," shared Hawkins.

She says her son is also concerned, especially because he had respiratory issues at birth.

The Clark County School District Board of School Trustees will be discussing school reopening plans at 4 p.m. on July 21.

13 Action News reached out to CCSD for a comment about this story but we haven’t heard from them so far.