Governor Murphy Signs Athlete Safety Bills

Governor Signature

“By enacting these measures today, we are making sure that student-athletes have the resources and protections to enjoy school sports programs safely,” said Governor Murphy. 

Athletic Trainers Help Fight COVID-19

JWJBH Workers

Even though athletics are currently halted, New Jersey athletic trainers (ATs) remain on the front lines of healthcare. No longer on the sidelines of an athletic event, ATs state-wide are now helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has caused an increased need for healthcare professionals and first responders - a need that athletic trainers are more than qualified to fill.

Content for Athletes

The risk of sports injuries for a student athlete is something that cannot be denied. Statistics reveal that 90% of student athletes report some sort of sports-related injury. 54% of student athletes report they have played while injured.  37% of high school athletes say they have experienced sprains. 12% report they have sustained concussions and head injuries from their time on the field.