Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Special Olympics Iowa is fully open and following the local authority regulations.


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.

COVID-19: What You Need to Know 

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