Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On February 1, Special Olympics Iowa will be returning to Phase 1 of our Return to Play Plan. This will allow delegations to hold practices in groups of 10 or fewer individuals.  If a delegation has not already reviewed the Return to Play Guidelines, completed the training course, and spoke with Dawn Criss, they must do so before beginning Phase 1.


Official Statement on January 28: CLICK HERE


Return to Play Information: CLICK HERE


What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a lung illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that was first discovered in Wuhan, China.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) have a mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Most people with coronavirus (COVID-19) will have a mild illness, but some will get more sick and may need to be hospitalized.  Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have coronavirus (COVID-19).

Illness Prevention

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you don’t feel well
  • Get plenty of sleep