I understand I could get Coronavirus through sports, training, competition and/or any group activity at Special
Olympics. I am choosing to participate in sports, competition and/or other Special Olympics activities at my own
Subject to Change Version: 6-28-2021
Who is at higher risk of COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a relatively new disease and information is changing on who is more likely to get COVID-19 and who
is will have more complications.
Current clinical guidance and information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and
World Health Organization (WHO) lists those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as:
Regardless of age, individuals who are unvaccinated and have underlying conditions, such as the
following, are or maybe at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19:
The list may change as evidence is learned. Please review the latest
list of conditions that put individuals at increased risk available at the CDC website (https://bit.ly/2VEJcSK)
If you are at a high risk, you may be putting yourself at risk when
you return to activities with Special Olympics. But, you may also put your family and your teammates at risk. If
you have these conditions, you should not return to Special Olympics in person activities until Phase 3.
If you have been diagnosed with
COVID-19, you should consult with a healthcare professional for written medical clearance before returning to
Special Olympics in person activities as serious cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues may develop as a
result of COVID -19.