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COVID Protocols


Entrance into the Facility

  • The student will be allowed to enter anytime during their reservation (120-minute time window).

The process to enter the HWC

  • WOU ID cards will be required to gain access to the HWC.
  • Scan their WOU ID card bar code to validate they have a reservation through IMLeagues.
  • Swipe their ID card into the normal RecTrac gate access system to access the facility.
  • Fingerprint access will not be available during the fall term.
  • Signage will be at the entrance regarding the responsibilities of the student.

Equipment Spacing

  • Cardio and strength equipment will be spaced no less than 6’ apart to allow for appropriate physical distancing.

Bottle Filling Stations

  • Water Bottle Filling Stations will function at all times that the building is open.

Water Fountains

  • Water Fountains will not be available. Patrons will be encouraged to bring their own, filled, water/drink into the facility.

Locker rooms

  • Showers will not be available. Patrons will be encouraged to come dressed to workout. Locker rooms will still be open for restrooms usage.

Expectations of Patrons

  • Patrons must keep their masks on at all times.
  • Wash their hands often following CDC recommendations.
  • Wipe down equipment before and after each use with towel/disinfectant provided.
  • Observe physical distancing
    Avoid physical contact (high fives, handshakes, basketball games, etc.).
  • Respect and follow safety procedures, guidelines, directional signage, and instructions from staff.


  • “Mask” means a medical-grade mask or cloth face coverings that covers the nose and the mouth. Individuals with face coverings that may be of insufficient filtering ability may be requested to obtain a disposable/single-use mask from the HWC’s front desk.

Hand Sanitizer

  • Refillable automated hand sanitizer units will be available throughout the facilities.
  • Located mainly near the front desk, Climbing Wall, and all towel/disinfectant stations.
  • Sanitizer levels will be monitored frequently and refilled as necessary throughout the day.

Physical Distancing - Members

  • Signage throughout the building will remind patrons about the importance of physical distancing.
  • Floor stickers and instructional signage will be created and deployed to remind employees and members of appropriate distancing.
  • Traffic flow and area usage will be configured to allow for proper physical distancing (with accompanying signage).
  • Capacity limits (staff + members) will be placed on each unique space within the facilities.
  • Workout equipment is moved OR taped off (with appropriate signage) to prevent usage to allow for ≥6ft physical distancing during exertion.
  • Some equipment or furniture may have been removed altogether.

Outdoor Facilities (Turf Field and Disc Golf course)

  • Turf Field is reserved by Campus Recreation
  • Adhere to posted facility rules and guidelines, while adding in these additional ones.
  • Face coverings required when physical distancing can not be maintained.
  • Minimum of six feet of physical distancing.
  • Maximum of ten people in a group.
  • Equipment (sport-specific balls, discs, etc.) should be cleaned between drill/activity usage.
  • No games with physical contact.
  • No spitting.