Return to Play

On this page, you will find resources and guidance materials as we navigate our return to play and team activities as restrictions shift in our state.  More information will be available as restrictions continue to shift.  As always, our number one priority is the health and safety of our athletes.

FOR DELEGATIONS

All Special Olympics Iowa delegation managers are required to contact our COVID-19 representative, Dawn Criss (contact information below), after reviewing the guidelines.

STEPS TO RETURN TO PLAY

  1. Review all Return to Play Guidelines
  2. Complete the COVID-19 eLearning Course
  3. Contact Dawn Criss to discuss your delegation’s return to play
  4. Begin practicing in groups of 50 or fewer

DOWNLOADABLE FILES

Return to Activities Protocol
Participant Code of Conduct & Risk Acknowledgement Fillable Form
Screening & Tracking Report
FAQs Sheet
Higher Risk Fact Sheet
Return to Play Field Signs
COVID-19 eLearning Course

RESOURCE LINKS

Help During the Crisis
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
COVID-19: What you Need to Know
COVID-19: Training in a Safe Environment

SOIA IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE

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.

Below is our current list of sports that have been approved to begin practicing in groups of ≤10, along with our sports that are not approved.  As guidelines change, approved sports are also subject to change.

YES

NO

Alpine Skiing Basketball (team)
Athletics Developmental Events
Basketball Skills (no team) Flag Football (team)
Bocce Soccer (team)
Bowling Softball (team)
Cheerleading Volleyball
Cycling
Equestrian
Figure Skating
Fitness
Flag Football Skills (no team)
Golf
Gymnastics
Nordic Skiing (Cross Country)
Powerlifting
Roller Skating
Snowshoeing
Soccer Skills (no team)
Softball Skills (no team)
Speed Skating
Swimming
Tennis

 

Once you are done reviewing the guidelines, contact:
Dawn Criss, Senior Director of Sports & Programs; Special Olympics Iowa COVID-19 Representative
641-442-5874