Indoor activities, with several safety measures in place, are permitted at Special Olympics Texas.
As a followup to the decision earlier this month allowing modified outdoor activities, the Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Mitigation Committee has made the decision to additionally permit indoor in-person SOTX activities (indoor sports, fundraisers, LETR events, etc.) with several safety modifications in place. All safety measures found on our training page are required for indoor activities.
We strongly encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated.
In addition to our strong recommendation of the vaccine, all participants must complete the Covid-19 waiver as well as Athletes having a current Medical on file before their return to activities.
When not in the field of play, all participants (including spectators and family members) must wear a mask and practice social distancing. High fives and other contact mannerisms should be avoided. Additionally, the Mitigation Committee and Regional Executive Directors can pause upcoming activities at any time if they feel a certain area may have an unusually unsafe uprise in local COVID-19 cases.
If any members of a delegation who participated in SOTX practices and/or events test positive for Covid-19, the delegation must quarantine for 14 days before returning to SOTX activities. Additionally, the individual(s) who tested positive must have a negative test result before returning to SOTX activities.
For the latest SOTX news and updates, please sign up for our statewide weekly newsletter by clicking here (or directly at sotx.org/newsletter).
Coaches and HOD, visit our COVID-19 printable resource folder - these can be reviewed and printed for your practice. Questions? Please contact your local Area leaders and also take a look at our Return-to-Practice FAQ page (a work in progress with many updates to come).