Campus Recreation is dedicated to enabling a healthy way of life for the campus community. The Aquatic Recreation Center re-opens to current students, faculty and staff on Monday, August 3. Health and safety protocols are in place to help protect everyone who uses and works in ARC facilities.
- New health and safety protocols are in place.
- Users can will find a reconfigured layout of spaces and equipment.
- Special hours from Aug. 3-17
- Campus Recreation provides tips and suggestions for use of the ARC in compliance with new health and safety best practices.
New ARC Health and Safety Protocols
In compliance with requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIRSA guidelines, extensive cleaning, enhanced safety procedures and social distancing practices are now in place. Students, staff, faculty and employees are expected to follow guidance on signs and floor decals throughout the facility. Spacing is increased between equipment and within workout areas to allow for appropriate social distancing. Extra cleaning supplies will be available throughout the facility.
What to Expect
Since temporarily closing in response to shutdown requirements in March, Campus Recreation staff have given the ARC a facelift toward preventive measures to protect health and safety and to provide an enhanced experience.
Users will see changes in most areas of the building. Where some equipment and amenities are offline or limited, this is based on maximum safety as are enhanced cleanliness and safety protocols in place.
Upon arrival, users will be asked health screening questions about possible exposure to or symptoms of COVID-19. In addition to extensive signage with information on protocols in place, ARC staff welcome questions.
Enhanced virtual and in-person programs will be available. Outdoors Program equipment rentals will include stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, cornhole game sets and more. Fitness programs will continue to offer both online classes and personal training.
Special Hours Aug. 3-17
Prior to the start of classes on Aug. 17, the ARC will operate on a limited schedule and with limited amenities.
- Aug. 3-7: Noon – 6 p.m. (Aquatic Center: Noon – 5 p.m.)
- Aug. 10-14: 6 – 9 a.m. and Noon – 6 p.m. (Aquatic Center: 6 – 8 a.m. and Noon – 5 p.m.)
- Aquatic Center
- Fitness Equipment on second and third floors
- Outdoor equipment rental
Tips for a Healthy Experience
Stay at home if you don’t feel well or have been in contact with others who are sick.
Before entering the ARC:
- Bring your own water
- Come wearing your exercise clothing
- Bring with you only necessary items
- Plan your workout so that you can be as efficient as possible in time spent and in your movement throughout the facility
- Bring an extra face mask or two in case one getsdamp from perspiration or exhalation
- Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands frequently
- Wipe down equipment after use
- Use one piece of equipment at a time
- Practice social distancing
- Wear a face mask during all activity
- Monitor how you feel during your workoutand adjust accordingly
- Avoid touching your face
- Clean your equipment
- Check to make sure you have allof your belongings
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before leaving
- Get plenty of sleep to allow your body to recover
- Drink plenty of water
- Wash your clothes and other items
While at Campus Recreation facilities:
At the end of your workout:
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