Special Olympics Missouri has suspended all sports training and competitions in response to the threat of COVID-19.
A spokesman reports Special Olympics top priority is keeping athletes and constituents safe.
“As an organization that serves a broad array of individuals, including some who may have medical issues that increase their potential susceptibility, Special Olympics of Missouri reports it felt compelled to follow the recommended practice of “social distancing” to keep athletes and supporters safe.”
Special Olympics is suspending all practices, competitions and other program-related activities through March 31st. The situation will be re-evaluated at the end of the month.
This decision was made after consulting with Special Olympics officials, state and county health officials after speaking with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.