COVID-19 Information & Resources
We are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and provide resources and programming to support prevention and promote the health, safety, well-being, and engagement of the Special Olympics community as in-person events are postponed and while physical distancing is required. See below for a list of resources that we have created and shared with Special Olympics athletes, coaches, volunteers, families and more around the world.
INCLUSIVE HEALTH IN ACTION
People with intellectual disabilities die 16 years earlier on average than those without. They are at increased risk of respiratory disease, pneumonia, and death from the flu. They are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. Sign the inclusion pledge to show your commitment to #InclusiveHealth
In the News
Caring for People With Intellectual Disabilities During COVID-19: 4 Tips for Healthcare Professionals
Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Chief Health Officer for Special Olympics, was recently interviewed on QuickTake by Bloomberg, a global network delivering breaking news and trends.
Why Inclusive Health Matters More Than Ever2 Min Read
Could World Health Day 2020 mark a milestone in global health history? Perhaps, but not in the way that one might immediately imagine.4 Min Read
What is the coronavirus, what are the symptoms, how does it spread, and how you can protect yourself?
FitnessStrong MindsHandwashingFun Activities
Practice may have been cancelled due to Coronavirus, but you can stay fit and ready for when practice starts again! Fit 5 and Fitness Cards can help our athletes to keep on track.
Staying Fit at Home can be FUN with BINGO! The board is filled with links to workouts and other exciting activities. Each week, we challenge you to fill out the ENTIRE board and have fun while doing it.1 Min Read
Learn more about Young Athletes
Fun and engaging flashcards featuring each of the individual activities and at home equipment modifications for families to use at home to run Young Athletes.
If you are a Special Olympics coach, family member, athlete leader or youth leader, click here to learn more about resources we have created to help you during the crisis.