Programs and Facilities Update
COVID-19 impact on 2020-21 Campus Recreation programs and facilities.
Last updated: 8/13/2020
In light of COVID-19, Campus Recreation has altered program offerings and updated facility policies to help mitigate the spread of this virus within our campus community. The level of risk inherent in many sports and recreational activities is relatively high. Risk increases with the number of people involved, their proximity to one another, the duration of their interaction, the type of activity, and whether the activity is inside or outside. Our goal is to help keep students, faculty and staff members safe and well through the entire academic year. Therefore, we have chosen to eliminate several popular intramural sports this year including flag football (fall), 3v3 basketball (fall), indoor soccer (spring), m/w ultimate Frisbee (fall), racquetball (fall & spring), and wallyball (fall and spring). Other sports, such as co-rec volleyball, outdoor soccer, and 5v5 basketball, have been moved to the second half of spring semester when the risk levels will hopefully be lower. Check out our full list of recreational activities.
We have also updated facility policies to include adding cleaning protocols, encouraging facial masks and social distancing, spreading out our cardio machines, limiting the number of people in certain areas of the fitness center (free weight room, climbing wall, exercise studio), and restricting certain informal sports and activities such as racquetball, wallyball, basketball and 6v6 volleyball.
We encourage our University family members to take advantage of the relatively nice fall weather and safely exercise and recreate outside as much as possible with recreational activities such as walking, biking, hiking, running, disc golf and tennis.
We understand that it is difficult to give up our favorite activities for a time. But as we are reminded in Philippians 2:4, we do so not only for the sake of ourselves, but also (and more importantly) for the sake of those around us. “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Caring Well, Staying Well!