Return to Play

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.

Resources

SOIA Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Vaccine Resource Page
Setting Up a Safe Training Environment
COVID-19 eLearning Course
Higher Risk Fact Sheet

Sports Approval

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.

Approved

Not Approved

Alpine Skiing Basketball (team)
Athletics Developmental Events
Basketball Skills (no team) Flag Football (team)
Bocce Soccer (team)
Bowling Volleyball
Cheerleading/Dance
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
Softball (team)
Speed Skating
Swimming
Tennis

 

Have questions?  Contact the state office by emailing info@soiowa.org or calling (515) 986-5520.