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New Gym Policies: How to Use EU’s fitness center during COVID-19

There have been many changes this semester for students on-campus during the Coronavirus pandemic, and the fitness center is not exempt. New policies and hours of operation have been implemented in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

For this Fall semester, the fitness center will remain open with altered operating hours from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00p.m. on weekends. Students may set aside a 50 minute period to work out in the fitness center via the Instagram account @ironeaglessc, where a link to a page for reservation slots can be found.

Prior to working out, students must take the following precautions:

•Temperature check upon entering the gym

•Masks must be worn at all times- including when using the fitness equipment

•Students must prove that they have been approved by the Campus Clear app

Upon entering the fitness center, students will notice taped sections to stay within during workouts in order to maintain social distancing in addition to the adoption of the mask policy. Cleaning products have also been provided, with the expectation that students clean equipment and machinery after each use. This policy is not new
to students familiar with using the fitness center, but is now mandatory upon use of equipment.

At the end of the 50 minute slot, students are asked to exit the facility so the gym staff can clean for the remaining 10 minutes before allowing the next group of students to enter the gym. Slots can be reserved back-to-back for students working out longer than 50 minutes, however they are still
required to exit the gym for routine sanitation.

Though these policies may be unfamiliar to students used to working out in the fitness center, they allow us to continue using the fitness center
in a safe and sanitized atmosphere. Making these practices a part of your fitness routine is a small price to pay for uninterrupted use of the fitness
center during the Coronavirus.

Source: Eastern University

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