COVID-19 PROTOCOL UPDATES

Return to Activities Final

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As our state continues to take steps to reopen safely, Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) has developed a Return to Activities plan.  The most important priority reflected throughout this plan is the health and safety of all of our participants: athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, family members, caregivers and staff.  

Our plan aligns with guidance from the State of Pennsylvania, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Special Olympics International (SOI).  We thank everyone who helped develop this plan.  We utilized results from our recent survey completed by more than 2,100 SOPA stakeholders, conversations with the Regional Input Council (athlete leaders) and the Sports Advisory Committee (athletes and volunteers), and feedback from our Board’s Program Committee.  As the virus situation changes and we learn more or receive new guidance, we fully expect our plan to evolve as well in response to those changes. Following is our Return to Activities plan and resources to help you better understand what to expect.  

Return to Activities Webinars and Trainings

Fall Sectionals Pre-Event Webinar

Thursday, September 24 at 7 PM

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RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE:

Fitness & Engagement

RESOURCES FOR Managers, AssT. Managers, Sport & Competition, Training, FUNDRAISING, and COVID-19 Coordinators:

Important Documents

RESOURCES FOR COACHES:

Important Documents

RESOURCES FOR ATHLETES AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT:

Point of Contact

Q:  Who do I contact with questions?

A: For local athletes and volunteers, contact the site COVID-19 Coordinator or Local Program Manager. For Local Program Managers, contact your Field Director or SOPA’s COVID-19 Coordinator. 

COVID-19 Participant Code and Conduct and Risk Assessment Form
Screening Protocol and Screening & Tracking Report Form
Sport Specific Guidance
Participants at High Risk
Frequency of In-Person Participation
Venue Set-Up
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Injuries at Practice