Special Olympics Wisconsin is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, coaches, officials, staff, and all that contribute to the success of our athletes in training and events.
[Return to Play information updated as of 1/5/2023]
SOWI Return to Play – Guidance based on Community Levels:
Special Olympics Wisconsin will utilize the COVID-19 Community Levels, which provide information about the amount of severe illness in the community you are located in and can help determine appropriate steps to protect yourself and others.
Each COVID-19 Community Level has corresponding guidance that will help to minimize the impact COVID-19 has on individuals and the health care systems. The guidance is a resource to SOWI Local Programs to provide a safe training or practice environment.
- SOWI Local Programs can reference this document as guidance to provide a safe training or practice environment. Local Programs should use the location of the practice/activity to determine county community level.
- SOWI will use the tournament host site to determine county community level. Final event protocols will be communicated in pre-event information for each competition.
If someone in your program tests positive for COVID-19,
- Individuals that have been exposed to COVID-19 should follow CDC guidance for precautions, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection.
- Individuals that are sick with COVID-19 should follow CDC guidance for isolation, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection.
Please email Covid@SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org if you have any questions.Return to Play Guidelines Return to Play FAQ Return to Play Memo (Jan. 2023)
Return to Play Forms
Prior to returning to any Special Olympics activities, all participants are required to complete and return the Communicable Disease Waiver for Participants, which provides Program indemnification for Covid-19 related claims.Communicable Disease Waiver
Click Here for a paper copy of the Communicable Disease Waiver.
SOWI Return to Play Resources: