Official Update: Special Olympics Canceling Practices And/Or Competition Until Further Notice, Due To Coronavirus Concerns (03/12/20)
Due to recent developments tied to the global spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19, Special Olympics International has advised Special Olympics Programs around the world to suspend all sport training and competition activities, and other activations involving our athletes, through March 31, 2020, when the situation will be reevaluated. This decision was carefully made after consulting with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and after reviewing the latest guidance from the World Health Organization.
Clarion County Special Olympics is making temporary changes, due to the Coronavirus concerns. Basketball practice on Mondays has been canceled until further notice. Athletes and families will be notified when practice will resume.
Below information excerpted from from announcement on Special Olympics Pennsylvania website, use this link for complete statement:
COVID-19 Protocol Updates
Special Olympics Pennsylvania has already suspended all local and state sport training and competition activities and other activations involving our athletes (such as Athlete Leadership University, dances, or end of season parties) through March 31, 2020. We are now also suspending ALL other events (fundraising, volunteer recruitment activities, etc.) involving 20 or more participants until the end of March. Additionally, Coaches Training Schools will be cancelled through March 31.