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Fitness Center & Mabee Pool

Fitness Center Protocols for Fall

  • Fitness Center to operate up to 50 percent capacity.
  • No alumni, visitors, or anyone with passes be allowed to use the Fitness Center.
  • Showers and lockers are closed for use.
  • No towels will be available from the front desk.
  • Users will wipe down their equipment when finished.
  • Begin the semester by having no cardio machines available for use. Encourage those wanting cardio to run the Krost Fitness Trail around Bulldog Stadium.
  • Resistance training machines will be spaced in accordance with social distancing practices with the removal of some machines.
  • Design signage to designate areas as “1 participant at a time” for certain clusters of benches and machines in the free weight area.
  • Require all participants to use wipes to clean bars, dumbbells, machines, and benches and encourage the use of hand sanitizer often.
  • All stability balls, medicine balls, kettlebells, foam rollers, jump ropes and resistance bands should be checked out and/or returned to the front desk after use for cleaning.
  • Workers will be required to clean the computer keyboard and mouse at the start of their work shift.
  • Close the drinking fountains to allow for only the use of the water refilling station.
  • Taped spaces on the floor will serve to mark spots for equipment.

Mabee Pool Protocols for Fall

  • Pool capacity will be 30 people.
  • Pool opens no sooner than August 29.
  • No guest passes for the fall semester.
  • Pool staff will determine the number of lifeguards that needs to be on site.
  • Lifeguards will wear masks except when they are on the lifeguard stand.
  • Pool staff will set up times/days for lap swim with 1 per lane for a total of 8 swimmers and any given time.
  • Pool staff will set up times/days for open swim and communicate to the TLU community.
  • Removal of all pool furniture, basketball hoop.
  • Masks will be worn at all times except when in the water.
  • Physical distancing practiced by all participants.
  • Equipment which can be checked out (kickboards) will not need further cleaning due to the chlorine in the water.
  • Students, faculty, and staff will need to bring their own towels.
  • Red Cross training protocols for lifeguards must be followed. Close contact will be 5 minutes or less if needed for a rescue.