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CDC COVID-19 Sport Guidelines: What You Need to Know

The current COVID-19 situation has forced us all to rethink how we work, train, and coach safely. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a set of COVID-19 sport guidelines to help protect our athletes and communities from the spread of the virus.

For easy reference, we’ve broken down the COVID-19 sport guidelines you should follow.

1.  Assess the risk

Each sport may have different degrees of risk. For instance, sports that require closer physical interaction with others or sharing of equipment will have a higher risk of spread, while individual sports may have a lower degree of risk.

There are a few things to consider when assessing the risk of your sport:

2. Encourage behaviors that will help reduce the spread

There are a number of ways athletes, coaches, and spectators can help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

3. Keep a healthy environment for you and your athletes

You can implement a variety of strategies to help keep your sporting environment clean and healthy.

4. Maintain healthy operations

It’s important to maintain healthy operations that allow you to continue supporting your athletes while also keeping them safe.

For example:

5. What to do if one of your athletes gets sick

In the scenario where one of your athletes gets sick, is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or contracts the virus, it is crucial to act swiftly to reduce any potential spread within your team.

Here are a few things to do if this happens:

For the full list of CDC COVID-19 sport guidelines, visit the CDC website.

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