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. 


Effective December 1, 2020, in-person activities may be conducted by SOPA Local Programs only in counties designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as having low or moderate levels of community transmission of COVID-19.

  • Participants will not be able to cross county lines for in-person activities if their county of residence is designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as having a moderate level of community transmission of COVID-19.

In-person sport training, competition, meetings and social gatherings ARE NOT permitted in counties designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as having substantial levels of community transmission of COVID-19.

  • No SOPA in-person activities are permitted to be conducted at a training or competition facility located in a county designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as having a substantial level of community transmission of COVID-19.
  • If a county is designated as having low or moderate levels of community transmission of COVID-19 and then reclassified as substantial, SOPA programs in that county must return to Phase A, at-home virtual training.

Following is our updated Return to Activities plan and resources to help you better understand what to expect. 

RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE:

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

RESOURCES FOR COACHES:

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.