Health club and Rec heart COVID-19 Protocols – Marquette Wire


Final yr, because of the COVID pandemic the rec heart services was restricted to scale back the quantity of human exercise. This yr though restrictions are nonetheless in place college students can use the middle to the next features to permit extra individuals to enter at a time.

Upon getting into the Rec Heart, college students are requested to current their day by day COVID Cheq together with their scholar IDs.

College students are requested to maintain their masks on always, in accordance to the masks regulation round campus. Within the weight room, there are displays who make sure that everyone seems to be sporting masks.

College students can lease out any gear they want and are requested to return them when they’re finished utilizing them. Upon returning the objects used, college students working the gear closet are instructed to wipe down and sanitize the gear to ensure it’s secure to make use of for the subsequent scholar.

Within the weight room, college students are requested to make use of the spray bottles included on the partitions and sanitize their space after utilizing the gear. Subsequent to the spray bottles are paper towel dispensers in addition to trash cans the place they will safely get rid of their used towels.

Anne Bruce, a senior within the Faculty of Nursing, works within the weight room and makes certain that guidelines are maintained. “We attempt to guarantee that all college students are sporting their masks and in the event that they aren’t we request for them to tug them up.”

Though the machines aren’t socially distanced, employees like Bruce try to guarantee that the principles are adopted and every thing is sanitized.

“We’re engaged on a system the place we wash the machines. So though different individuals are wiping the machines down, we additionally go round and do it too,” Bruce stated.

Ryan Lascano, a junior within the Faculty of Well being Sciences, frequents the gymnasium and stated he was comfortable to have the rec heart again.

“It’s good to have the middle open once more. [Last year] We used to have the pods so it wasn’t as environment friendly having to enroll in a time that was just for half-hour, particularly since I spend an hour and a half on the gymnasium,” Lascano stated.

Lascano stated he’s disillusioned with the masks mandate, however understands that it’s for the security of the Marquette group. 

“Clearly it isn’t very best, after I work out at my residence gymnasium you don’t should put on a masks, however I do perceive their protocol … I’m sporting mine to guard all people else,”  Lascano stated.

Caroline Kennedy, a junior within the Faculty of Nursing, works on on the entrance desk of the Rec Heart and stated that issues have modified, since final yr.

“Final yr there a bit extra cleansing as a result of there was much more COVID taking place. So I as soon as a shift, each two hours, every thing was being cleaned … it’s nonetheless being finished now however solely twice a day,” Kennedy stated.

However she nonetheless encourages college students to come back down and test all of it out.

“It’s bought a number of choices of stuff to do, the treadmills, the courts, racquetball and stuff” Kennedy stated.

The courts for each basketball and tennis can be found for college kids as properly. College students might be discovered collaborating in pick-up video games and collaborating within the services that had been restricted from them from final yr.

Lascano is happy to have the courts open as properly. “It’s good to ball up with individuals once more and run video games. That’s positively what I like,” Lascano stated.

The pool can also be obtainable for college kids to make use of and masks usually are not required whereas swimming. Lifeguards on responsibility put on their masks in accordance with the mandate.

“Everyone seems to be comfortable to be again” Bruce stated.

This story was written by Connor Baldwin. He might be reached at

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