From the feedback we received from our R2P survey and consulting with Special Olympics Inc, State of Maine DHHS and CDC, we have developed a 4 phase Return 2 Play plan of which Phases 3 and 4 are still under development. Our plan is to take a slow approach and start in Phase 1 for 8 weeks (August 1st – September 26th) with concentration on local program/team training sessions with less than 10 people and virtual activities for those not able to attend in-person activities. During these 8 weeks, Special Olympics Maine will continually evaluate the current COVID-19 CDC & State protocols (while also evaluating how our Phase 1 activities are going overall) and determine whether to stay in Phase 1, move to Phase 2 or move back to Phase 0, prior to Sept 26th. This evaluation process, will ultimately determine how our fall sports schedule of events and competition will look. We will continue to offer virtual/online fitness opportunities for Special Olympics Maine athletes and develop virtual skills and specific training events for fall sports.
If you are planning to R2P, the FIRST thing you need to do is follow these important steps:
Step 2 – Make sure all participants are properly registered
As always contact Special Olympics Maine with any questions, concerns or needs….let’s get back to it, thanks!
The Special Olympics Maine Team