Special Olympics Arizona

COVID-19 & Return To Activities Policies



*Updated weekly 

Special Olympics Arizona’s top priority is the health and safety of our athletes, partners, coaches, volunteers, parents/guardians, staff, and all members of the SOAZ community. The purpose of this document is to lay out, in detail, the steps we must all take to Return to Activities in the safest way possible given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. 

We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health officials and experts in order to establish this approach. Please be aware that SOAZ may need to update/modify these protocols as conditions continue to change across our state, country, and the globe. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we work through this unprecedented time together. Our athletes need us now more than ever!

PLEASE NOTE: Special Olympics Arizona’s Return to Activities guidelines and all information included within them are still subject to change. SOAZ staff are continuing to monitor the changing conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as we continue consulting with local and state health officials for further guidance & direction. We will update constituents throughout the process to provide transparency as this plan changes.


In order to be eligible to return to sports practices or attend any other in-person Special Olympics activities, ALL participants (Special Olympics athletes, Unified partners, HODs, coaches, team volunteers & chaperones, GMT, etc.) are required to:

  1. Complete the COVID19 Participant Risk Assessment AND
  2. Have a signed COVID19 Code of Conduct on file with SOAZ
  3. Have a signed COVID19 Communicable Diseases Waiver on file with SOAZ


SOAZ HODs, coaches and volunteers all need to complete the following trainings:

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