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Stay Safe During Athletic Activity and Sports

wash hands often

Wash hands often

stay home when sick

Stay home when sick

stay six feet apart

Stay 6 feet apart

How to Stay Safe During Athletic Activity and Sports


Recreational Activities

Individual sports/activities such as running, walking, biking, swimming, golf, tennis, and more. 

  • Keep at least 6 feet of space between people from other households.
  • Try to find trails or paths for running, walking or biking that are not crowded. This may mean going during times that are less crowded, suh as early or late in the day.
  • While doing activities by yourself or with members of your household where you may breathe heavily, such as running or biking, it is alright to not wear a mask or cloth face covering. Wear a mask or cloth face covering in areas like a parking lot where keeping space between people may be difficult. 
  • Try to minimize sharing items and equipment, and if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol once you are done.

Group sports/activities

  • As much as possible, only play team sports or group activities with people from your household if you cannot keep at least 6 feet of space between people from other households. 
  • Try to minimize sharing equipment, and if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol once you are done.

Organized sports

Different sports carry different risks of COVID-19. These depend on how close people are, whether they share equipment, and other factors. Review the COVID-19 Sports Guidance for Youth and Adults (PDF) for more information.

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