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Campus Recreation & Wellness COVID-19 Operations Plan


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The Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center is open to its patrons and guests. 
Below you will find updated information on our facilities, programs, and services during this time.

Thank you for your support and understanding of the university plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as best to protect its students, faculty, staff and communities.

Preston Center access for children 14 and under will be suspended until further notice.

All members and guests will be required to wear a protective mask as followed:

  • Arrival – No Mask! No Entry!
  • If you are not exercising or taking part in a physical activity you must wear your mask at all times. This is inclusive of locker rooms, bathrooms, offices, meeting rooms, common spaces and all face-to-face interactions which will require a minimum 6’ social distancing separation.
  • When departing the fitness areas, racquetball courts, walking track, and natatorium (pool) you must wear your mask.
  • Departure – Before leaving the Preston Center we encourage all members and guests to wash their hands or utilize the sanitizing stations located throughout the facility.

All members and guests must verify that they do not have any of the 9 conditions listed on the COVID-19 Daily Health Checklist and have not traveled to any states with a positivity rate of 15% or greater (find that list on https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19 ). It is imperative that if any member or guest has any doubt about their condition they should not put others in harm’s way by coming to the Preston Center.

  • No Verification! No Entry!

All members will be required to present their membership identification card prior to entering the facility. 

  • No ID! No Entry!
  • One time complimentary passes to members have been suspended through the Month of December due to facility capacity limitations.
  • Guest Passes may be suspended on a daily basis due to facility capacity limitations.

Locker Rooms will be accessible to our patrons and guests as long as the social distancing policy (6 feet separation) is adhered to. 

Showers will not be available to our patrons and guests.

Day Lockers and Equipment Check-Out will not be available to our patrons and guests.

Lockers  in the Locker Rooms are avalible for semester and annual rental.  Please check our the locker rental details here.

The equipment that was in the Fitness Center before April 2020, has been seperated into to areas in the Preston Center.  We have all equipment placed at least 6 feet apart and cleaned reguarly.  Before arriving, please reivew the Facilities -Fitness Center Page for details.   Both Fitness Centers will be closed for 30 minutes each day for cleaning and sanitizing.  Days and times for this is located on the "Hours of Operation" page.

 Is there a reservation system for the pool? 

We have explored the potential of a reservation system but have currently not put one in place.

We will closely monitor the pool usage and determine if a reservation system is necessary.

 
Why are the showers not available for patrons this summer?

Our showers are closed this summer due to the state guidelines whereas we would be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the showers after each usage.  We currently do not have the student workforce or capabilities to accomplish this guidelines after each usage.  

 

Why do Part-Time Students have to pay a $35 membership fee and Full-Time Students do not?

Full-Time Students membership to the Preston Center is included in their tuition whereas Part-Time Students are not.

 

Why are the day lockers no longer available to the members of the Preston Center?

Our day lockers are closed due to the state guidelines whereas we would be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the lockers after each usage.  We currently do not have the student workforce or capabilities to accomplish this guideline after each usage.  Lockers in the Locker Rooms are available for semester and annual rental.  Please check out the locker rental details here.

 

In the past members were not allowed to bring in backpacks, etc. into the fitness center will this policy not be in effect since the day lockers are no longer available to the members of the Preston Center?

Our staff is finalizing plans in addressing the many issues that will certainly arise due to the guidelines that we must follow due to COVID-19.  

The reason we were given the opportunity to open the Preston Center this summer is so that we could have a test run with the current state and university guidelines prior to the student body returning this fall semester.

If you have not already, I might suggest considering renting a locker in the locker rooms this summer for the safe protection of your belongings.

 

Since the pool and group exercise classes have a 10 person limit, who can we call to find out if there are openings available?

You may call the Preston Center Front Desk at 270-745-5217 during the hours of operation Sunday - Saturday.

Currently the pool usage are on a first come first serve basis.  Beginning August 24, our group fitness schedule will move to on-line registration.  Please click the link to register for our group fitness classes. https://www.wku.edu/crw/healthfitnesslab/groupx/

 

Can I bring my gym bag with me, even though you are not checking out day use lockers?

There is currently no good safe haven to place your gym bag should you bring it to the facility. We highly recommend you rent out a locker in the locker room, which is only $15 for the rest of the summer.

 

Is spotting allowed in the Fitness Center Areas?

Due to COVID19, our CRW staff will not be spotting patrons. We will allow patrons who have come into the facility together to spot one another, but the spotter must wear a mask during the spot.

 

Should you have any additional questions that are not answered on our COVID-19 Operations Page, please do not hesitate to send them to preston.center@wku.edu.


 


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 Last Modified 9/7/20