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Return to Play Guidelines

SOOH Return to Play Plan 

January 2021 Update:

Please read letter below from Special Olympics Ohio-

“After consulting with Special Olympics Ohio field leadership, state leadership, our Director of
Health Initiatives, and our Special Olympics Ohio’s Medical Director, Dr. Michael Jonesco, Special
Olympics Ohio is excited to announce the return to Phase 1 of Return To Play (RTP) Guidelines
effective February 8, 2021 . The Executive Leadership Team will continue to closely monitor and
evaluate the current COVID 19 climate . We will make any further adjustments on RTP guidelines
as the COVID 19 pandemic continues to evolve We are hopeful with the continued decline in
reported COVID cases, along with the wider distribution of the vaccine, we will have increased
opportunities for sports, activities, and competition in the very near future. We know this has been
challenging for all of u s, but most of all our athletes. Thank you for your patience as we continue
to stay focused on the health and safety of our athletes and our Special Olympics Ohio community.
Additionally, Special Olympics Ohio is currently establishing a working COVID 1 9/RTP committee
to assist in the planning, adaptation, and implementation of Regional and State competitions
scheduled for this Spring, Summer, and beyond. The committee will consist of SOOH field and
state level leadership, medical professionals, athletes, Local Coordinators, and key community
partners . Their primary responsibilities will be to research best practices while returning to in
person sports and competition opportunities , and discuss RTP solution s to the current COVID
climate. This committee will continue to remain focused on keeping the health and safety of all of
our constituents as our number one priority. Special Olympics Ohio continues to recognize this is
an unprecedented time and know it will require all of us to work together for the greater good of
our athletes. With this committee intact, w e will continue to gather knowledge and strive to make
informed and safe decisions moving forward.”

 

Please click on the topics below if you wish to read further about our Return to Play Guidelines.

*ANY COUNTY THAT REACHES A LEVEL 4 (PURPLE) HEALTH ADVISORY MUST STOP ALL PROGRAMMING UNTIL THAT COUNTY RETURNS BACK TO A LEVEL 3 (RED) ADVISORY*

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