Last Updated: March 25, 2020; 1:35 p.m.
The Washington State Department of Public Health (DOH) is the lead agency for the State’s response to COVID-19. They are working closely with public health departments across the state on coordinating and communicating about the response in affected counties.
The outbreak of COVID-19 in Washington State is an active situation that is quickly evolving. We are monitoring the situation and following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as guidance from Special Olympics International.
The health and well-being of our athletes is our top priority. To help proactively slow the spread of COVID-19, here are the precautions Special Olympics Washington is taking:
- All spring season practices, Unified league play, regional competitions, and other events involving our athletes are canceled. The 2020 State Spring Games (June 5-7) is canceled. Please read our full statement here.
- In lieu of in-person training/practice sessions, we encourage home training. Please see the Resources section below.
- We encourage people to let Special Olympics Washington know if they know of any athletes, coaches, volunteers, or family members who test positive for the virus.
Frequently Asked Questions
For FAQs related to the cancelation of Special Olympics Washington’s spring season and our State Spring Games, please read this.
For a general overview of the coronavirus outbreak and what you can do to protect yourself, please visit the Special Olympics International website.
NEW: State of Washington – Spread the Facts
Bookmark this page for the latest information on the State of Washington’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and for more on Governor Inslee’s stay at home order : https://coronavirus.wa.gov/spread-facts
NEW: DSHS Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
Get the latest updates from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
30-Day Fit 5 Challenge
Join us for a fun program to stay fit and healthy while you’re at home. The 30-Day Fit 5 Challenge is open to all athletes, coaches, partners and volunteers. Check out this page for more details.
Fitness Training with the Teambuildr App
The Teambuildr fitness training app offers Special Olympics Washington athletes and teams access to workout plans to build strength, endurance, and speed. Special Olympics Washington athletes and teams can download the TeamBuildr app and follow a customized workout plan over the season. Use TeamBuildr at home on your own or with your teammates!
- Watch our Teambuildr tutorial, which includes helpful information on how to set up and use the app.
- For a guide with instructions on how to download the app and sign up, click here.
- Both of these resources – the tutorial and the Teambuildr guide – can also be found on Dropbox.
Fit 5 Home Training Resources
Find training guides, fitness cards and videos on the Fit 5 website: resources.specialolympics.org/health/fitness/fit-5-page
** Please continue to check back for updates as this situation continues to develop and unfold. **