Return to Play
Updated Protocol for Return to Play
Last Updated 7/7/2022
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 throughout the state, Special Olympics Nebraska is continuing in person competitions. Programs can continue to train, practice and participate in any activity that is offered.
Upcoming Events/ Competitions
Fall Games- August 5-7
Equestrian- September 11th
Unified Bowling- October 8th
Flag Football & Soccer- October 22-23
Unified Champion Schools- August- January
Covid-19 Vaccine Information
All individuals participating in Special Olympics Nebraska activities are strongly recommended and encouraged to be vaccinated, though it is not currently required. All athletes, coaches, Unified partners may provide their vaccination information below. We would still like to collect this information for data purposes and in the case that we do have to go back to requiring it.
Below is a graph outlining the requirements for our upcoming events. Participants are not required to be vaccinated or provide a negative test to practice or attend a regional competition; although, we do encourage you to provide proof of vaccine to our state office you have it.
*If numbers reach 200+ per 100,000 new cases we will evaluate the status' of these events listed on a case by case basis.
After fall events we will revaluate these protocols based on the climate surrounding Covid at the time and the guidance of our state. We will communicate prior January 2023 we will communicate what to expect for the new year.
|Event||Event Type||Vaccine or Neg.Test Requirement||Date to provide info.|
|Fall Games||State||REQUESTED||8/5 @12:00pm|
|Unified Bowling||State||REQUESTED||10/7 @12:00pm|
|Flag Football||State||REQUESTED||10/21 @12:00pm|
Regarding masks, we will be following local/venue guidelines. If a city or venue has a mask mandate then we will require participants and spectators to wear a mask. Otherwise, we do strongly suggest your wear a mask when indoors and in close proximity to others when socially distancing isn't possible.
Teams are permitted to travel and stay together when traveling to state competitions. Please adhere to SONE's Housing Policy.
Proof of vaccine or negative test is not required for fundraising events. Each event will be evaluated on a case by case basis and are required to follow the guidelines of any local mandates that are in place.
The same rules will apply to Healthy Athlete screening as are in place for all SONE state competitions.
- Turn in all required information to SONE office
- Read all SONE guidelines in preparation for the event
- Sanitize equipment
- Sanitize equipment
- Notify SONE office if any one contracted Covid-19 after attending our event
- Contact Nate Parks
*This allows for contact tracing. We will do our best to contact anyone who was in close contact with a positive case.