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    Health and Safety Protocols Set for Fitness Center

    Health and safety measures have been put in place for the Fitness Center for the fall semester that follow guidelines of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), including the spacing of cardio equipment to allow for social distancing recommendations.
    August 12, 2020

    Cardio equipment and free-weight areas have been spaced to allow for social distancing; additional sanitary wipe stations and hand sanitizing stations have been located throughout the facility; and masks must be worn by those using the facility. These are among the health and safety measures put in place for the Fitness Center for the fall semester, following guidelines of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH).

    The Fitness Center will operate from 6 a.m. to midnight from Monday through Thursday; from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays; from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays; and from 9 a.m. to midnight on Sundays. Students, faculty and staff will need a reservation to use the facility during the fall semester. Reservations for 90-minute blocks of time can be made 24-hours in advance using IMLeagues.com. (Users will have to sign-up for an IM Leagues account using their Royal ID).

    Those using the Fitness Center will swipe themselves in using their Royal Card and give their name to the attendant at the front desk, who will have a list of those registered. No one will be allowed to enter the facility prior to their scheduled start time. Walk-ins will not be allowed. The facility will also be closed to guests. Faculty/staff family and alumni memberships have been suspended for the semester.

    All equipment in the Fitness Center will be available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis to those with a reservation. All users will be expected to wipe down equipment prior to and after use. Sanitary wipe stations and hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the facility, in addition to signage reminding students, faculty and staff of health and safety expectations for use of the Center.

    Masks will be required in the Fitness Center and social distancing must also be observed.

    Water bottle stations will not be available during the semester, so users of the facility should bring their own water or sports drink.

    The locker room and shower areas will remain open.

    Additional cleaning protocols will be completed by staff throughout the day. A fogger/mister will be used at the end of each day and periodically throughout the day in the locker room areas.

    Additional information about the Fitness Center can be seen here.

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