Physical Activity, Sports, and Recreation

Physical Activity, Sports, and Recreation

Plan, Prepare, and Respond

Updated Dec. 31, 2020
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COVID-19 Cases are Extremely High, Avoid Playing Close-Contact or Indoor Sports

COVID-19 cases are extremely high, and hospitals are seeing increased hospitalizations and deaths across the United States. There is increased risk of spreading COVID-19 while playing close-contact or indoor sports. To decrease your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, CDC recommends that you do not engage in close-contact sports with people who do not live with you. If you choose to play close-contact or indoor sports, reduce your risk by getting vaccinated when a vaccine is available to you, wearing a mask, playing outside, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and avoiding crowds.

General principles for indoor and outdoor recreation


  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others
  • If you might come into contact with others, cover your mouth and nose with a mask
  • Bring an extra mask in case your mask gets wet


  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask at all times
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others
  • Disinfect shared equipment and wash your hands regularly
  • Limit indoor activities
  • Consider saving high-intensity exercise for outdoors

Guidance to help the public safely engage in physical activity and visit public parks

For Visitors and the Public

Guidance to help administrators and managers reduce the risk if activities are held of COVID-19

For Administrators and Staff at Any Venue

Posters, Videos, and Graphics

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Stop the Spread (poster)

Preventative actions to help protect yourself and others.

Social distancing.
Social Distancing (graphic)

Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Clean Hands Keep You Healthy (poster)

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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Cloth Face Covering Do's & Don'ts (graphic)

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.

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Stay Safe in Aquatic Venues

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