Special Olympics Iowa has updated guidance on return to in-person activities to reflect the latest information on COVID-19. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our athletes.
Current Protocols for Delegations (Updated 8/2021)
Practice and event sizes should follow local authority regulations. Events should include staggered start times to help reduce crowding at events. Verbal confirmation of no symptoms for all participants and spectators is recommended. Signage/education on preventative measures and symptoms is also recommended. An individual should not participate for 10 days after receiving a positive COVID-19 test and 7 days with any symptoms. Athletes and Unified partners are asked to receive medical clearance prior to returning to activities after having COVID-19.
Below is the list of sports that have been approved for practicing in groups, along with the list of sports that are not approved for practicing in groups. As guidelines change, approved sports will also change.
|Alpine Skiing||Basketball (team)|
|Basketball Skills (no team)||Flag Football (team)|
|Flag Football Skills (no team)|
|Nordic Skiing (Cross Country)|
|Soccer Skills (no team)|
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