memorandum - effective immediately

date: may 24, 2021
to: community clubs - northeast coast of newfoundland
from: program director, kim mcdonald-wilkes
subject: return to program - effective immediately


Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all safe and doing well during this ever-changing time. As per the announcement made today, May 24th, 2021 by Dr. Fitzgerald, CMOH.

Effective immediately all in-person programs for the following clubs are to pause/or are unable to begin until further notice. All communities in the Northeast Coast are now in Alert Level 4 – SONL Phase A.

Exploits Hurricanes            Gander Wings                       Bonavista North Polar Bears

Club Executives, please communicate the immediate pause of all in-person programs to your members.  Special Olympics NL, once directed under Public Health, will work with each club listed above, to resume safely to in-person programs.

The remainder of our clubs outside the Northeast Coast can continue with in -person programs, – pending final approval for Return to Program has been issued by Special Olympics NL.

Our updated SONL Return to Program Plan, with supporting resources can be found online  Further information will be communicated to all clubs regarding the updated Return to Program Plan.

The provincial office will remain closed to visitors at this time, staff have returned to the office and may, by appointment request only, allow access to the office on occasion.

Our office in Grand Falls-Windsor is closed to all visitors until further notice.

Please continue to follow all Public Health guidance and stay up to date with COVID-19 here:

Thank you all for your patience and cooperation during this time. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Kim McDonald-Wilkes, she/her/hers

Program Director 709 293 1444