COVID-19/Return to Play Info


Thank you for your continued commitment to ensure the safety for all participants during this pandemic. Special Olympics Missouri is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, coaches, families, officials, staff, and all who contribute to the success of our athletes in training, competition, and events.

Special Olympics Missouri is so excited to have athletes back on the playing field. We recommend masks be worn for all indoor activities (except when competing) or when social distancing is not possible. We will follow the guidelines of the venues that host SOMO events (competition, training, and fundraising) and their local health department guidelines. If the venue or local health department requires masks, we will respect their protocols.

Following Special Olympics Corporate General Liability policy guidelines, prior to returning to any in-person Special Olympics Missouri activity, all participants are to complete an online Communicable Diseases and COVID-19 Waiver and Release Form, which provides information and guidance on assessing risk and acknowledges that participation could increase risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Coaches will still be required to complete COVID-19 Training via the Special Olympics North America learning portal at This document will give you instructions for how to register and then submit your training to Norma Gilliland at Please allow yourself at least an hour to watch the video. At the end of the video, please take the short quiz. Your results will automatically be sent to Norma Gilliland. Thank You.