The COVID-19 pandemic is changing daily and as the state of Maryland starts to open back up, we are looking forward to getting back to the sports we love. The health and safety of our athletes, families, volunteers, and staff, remains the top priority for Special Olympics Maryland. In the coming weeks, we will be releasing educational resources regarding the new health and safety protocols that will be in effect for the foreseeable future.


We are also working with four counties to pilot return to practice protocols in four sports with groups of 10 people (athletes & volunteers) so that we can learn from the experience and share with other programs to help ensure the safest environments as we move toward a more widespread return to practice for our athletes. Based on restrictions to group size, local programs will be limited to the number of athletes who can register for various activities. Please contact your local program with questions. Please refer to the map below for specific details regarding your local program and check out the resources section for great health and safety tips!


Return to Play: Athlete Webinar #3

Our last of 3 webinars for SOMD Athletes to learn about SOMD’s...

Return to Play: Athlete Webinar #2

Here is the recording from our second webinar in the 3-part Return...

Mask Do’s & Don’ts

Over the last few months masks have become the most important accessory...

Celebrate at a Distance!

As we begin practicing in small groups, it is important to follow...

Return to Activities Protocol

As citizens, communities, and nations around the world resume operations and activities...

Travel to Activity and Onsite Screening

Return to Activities Preparing the Venue

Examples of Coaching Adjustments