December 7, 2020
Re: Province of Ontario regional zones continue
Attention: Special Olympics Ontario Communities, Clubs, Volunteers,
Athletes, Partners, Associates and Families
On November 16, 2020, Special Olympics Ontario initiated a province wide hold on in-person programs across the Province. Since then, COVID-19 numbers have continued to rise in many areas of the Province and more regional health districts have been moved into the stricter zones of red and grey.
Although our Special Olympics Ontario programs follow strict COVID-19 protocols, we feel attending indoor sport training sessions, at this time, increases the chances for our athletes and coaches to contract the virus. Within our organization, we have had very few positive COVID-19 cases, we do not want that number to rise. We recognize the benefits of in-person sport training for our athletes and our coaches, but we must consider the risk associated with attending those training sessions given the current COVID-19 numbers across the province.
Therefore, Special Olympics Ontario will continue with the current mandate to place programs on hold until January 8, 2021.
Continuing with the following parameters: