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September 27, 2022
Remain Vigilant in the Fight Against COVID-19
Now that the fall is here, it is the time when our Special Olympics Ontario indoor programs begin to take shape. We are inspired to think that the fall of 2022 will be the first time, in two years, when we could see all 103 Special Olympic communities across the province become rejuvenated by sport. It truly is an exciting time!
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus continues to linger. Therefore, we ask that all our Special Olympics Ontario members to continue to be extra vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. Please review the Infection Prevention and Control Measures that we have established. These measures are in place to ensure minimal spread of any contagious viruses and to help keep our members healthy. In addition, each individual should monitor the COVID prevention guidelines that are established by their local municipality, health unit or facility (if any).
Face coverings are no longer mandated by Special Olympics Ontario, however, individual communities do have the right to mandate face coverings for their community programs, competitions and events. As a member of Special Olympics Ontario, if you feel the need to where a face covering to any of your sport programs, please do so.
We are no longer required to show proof of COVID vaccination status to attend training sessions, events or competitions, however, we do encourage our members to continue to update their booster vaccines as they become available. If you are unsure how to book your booster vaccine, please visit our Healthy @ Home website by CLICKING HERE.
Communities are no longer required to report positive COVID cases to the provincial office. Please contact your local health unit to receive guidance on further actions.
If you, or one of your athletes, thinks they have COVID or you have tested positive for COVID, please contact your local health unit to receive guidance on how to prevent the spread of the virus.
Remember: IF YOU FEEL UNWELL, STAY HOME!
Stay informed by going to our website www.specialolympicsontario.com for the latest updates.
Should you have any questions or would like to speak with a staff person about the pandemic please email email@example.com or call 1-888-333-5515 ext. 311 and leave a message and we will follow up.
Thank you for understanding,
President & CEO
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Special Olympics encourages everyone who has access to the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. The vaccine will help protect both you and the people around you. Check with your local health authorities to find out when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Below are resources and frequently asked questions regarding the vaccine (click on the images below to view full sized versions).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Special Olympics Ontario continues to proactively monitor the situation with COVID-19. The health and safety of program and event participants are our top priority, and we encourage everyone to follow public health best practices and current information. Please see below for additional information regarding what we currently know about COVID-19 and updates from Special Olympics Ontario.
Special Olympics Ontario recommends using Ontario and Canadian health authorities for information on COVID-19, including:
For those looking to stay active in the absence of events and programming, please check out the at-home training and health resources on the SO Healthy @ Home website.