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Policies

Our policies are designed to provide a safe and fair environment for all our members and participants. Learning what’s allowed not only helps you avoid unintentionally breaking the rules, but also helps everyone in working with reliable, trustworthy members.

Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments by emailing us at recinfo@ucr.edu.

ATTENTION
  • Athletic attire is required. No jeans, medical scrubs, or swim attire.
  • Full length t-shirt or tank top must cover the chest and midriff. Sports bras (only), muscle tanks, or shirts altered to expose the abdominal area or ribcage are not allowed.
  • Shorts must be long enough to cover the buttocks and groin area.
  • Closed-toed athletic shoes (non-marking soles) are required. No boots or open-toed shoes.
  • Controlled Access and Egress
    • Access to the SRC can be gained through either the SRC North or SRC South front entrances.
    • Patrons of the SRC are required to take the Daily Health Survey prior to entry.
    • Hand scanners previously used for turnstiles have been replaced with bar code scanners that allow touch-free entrance eliminating a critical touchpoint. Users will download the “UCRSRC” app which generates the access control bar code needed to activate the turnstile gate.
    • Queuing lanes for entry and exit are marked to ensure users maintain 6’ social distancing space.
    • All turnstile lanes are both entrance and exit lanes. Please be courteous to other members as they enter and exit through the turnstiles.
  • Gathering and Congregation
    • Areas that remain closed in any re-opening phase are locked and / or cordoned off.
    • Elevators are designated “single rider” usage only with associated signage.
    • Floor decals are placed throughout the building to indicate proper physical spacing. Decals are placed 6’ apart in all areas near service desks and entrance turnstiles where users may need to form a line.
    • All communal furniture and gathering spaces throughout the SRC are cordoned off for safety.
    • Users are advised to avoid congregating with others; warnings will be issued and access privileges may be suspended for those who receive multiple warnings.
      • Multiple warnings for non-compliance may result in loss of access privileges and / or referral to Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Programs.
  • Hygiene Control
    • Do not visit the facility if you are sick, experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, had a fever in the last 48 hours, or showing other symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Per CAL-OSHA guidelines use of face masks is required except while swimming.
      • Face masks are required to be in place when moving about the facility, even while working out. Patrons are responsible for monitoring their own intensity levels while exercising.
      • Members will receive a warning from SRC staff if they do not abide by this face covering rule.
    • Water fountains have been covered up and removed from service.
    • Towel service is suspended. Users are required to bring their own workout towels and may be prohibited from accessing the facility without one.
    • Air hand dryers in the locker rooms and restrooms are deactivated to reduce that touchpoint and to prevent air velocity from spreading particulates.
    • High contact programs that require close contact of less than six feet in distance are suspended.
    • Showers and locker rooms will be closed; restrooms will remain open.
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices and Measures
    • Recreation will implement advanced cleaning and disinfection standards to meet or exceed UCR Environmental Health & Safety and CAL OSHA Guidelines.
    • The following are enhanced practices and measures implemented in the daily facility cleaning plan:
      • Increased frequency and intensity of cleaning activities, especially of high touch surfaces. Use of CDC and CAL-OSHA guidelines for cleaning protocols.
      • Cleaning practices will utilize EPA List N approved COVID-19 disinfecting products to ensure disinfection for COVID-19 virus.
      • Prior to initiating cleaning tasks, all staff will practice appropriate hand hygiene, washing hands thoroughly prior to putting PPE on, and follow correct protocols for use of PPE.
      • Non-essential cleaning activities will be reduced and the resources will be redeployed to focus on high touch points across the facility such as but not limited to; fitness equipment, sports equipment, elevators, water fountains, lockers, door handles and push bars and plates, tables, railings in stairwells, light switch plates, vending machines, etc.
      • Cleaning of all locker rooms and rest room spaces is intensified to focus on high touch areas.
      • All soap dispensers and paper products in all bathrooms will be refilled regularly.
  • Open Rec
    • Only Tennis courts will be open during this phase of reopening. All other Open Recreation facilities (i.e. SRC North, basketball courts, multi-purpose rooms) are unavailable.
    • Tennis courts will allow up to six reservations per time slot on designated courts.
      • No walk-ins are allowed.
      • No guests are allowed.
      • No spectators are allowed.
    • Single play only, no doubles.
    • Per CDC guidance, players are encouraged to bring their own equipment including racquets and tennis balls.
    • Patrons are not to share racquets or any equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats, and towels.
  • FitWell
    • Athletic attire is required. No jeans, medical scrubs, or swim attire.
    • Full length t-shirt or tank top must cover the chest and midriff. Sports bras (only), muscle tanks, or shirts altered to expose the abdominal area or ribcage are not allowed.
    • Shorts must be long enough to cover the buttocks and groin area.
    • Closed-toed athletic shoes (non-marking soles) are required. No boots or open-toed shoes.
    • Towel required in all fitness spaces.
    • Wipe equipment after use.
    • Bags are not permitted. Personal belongings must be stored in a cubby or locker. Fitness fanny packs are permitted, but must be worn. · Bags, sweaters, or towels cannot be hung on the cardio equipment handrails.
    • Beverages must be in a spill proof, unbreakable, re-sealable container. No food or gum.
    • Do not move equipment from its location.
    • Re-rack all plates, dumbbells, and attachments. 
    • Collars are required.
    • Chalk or grip enhancing products are not permitted.
    • Equipment must not be dropped from any height or leaned against walls, pillars, equipment, and mirrors.
    • Olympic lifting and powerlifting must be performed on platforms.
    • Powerlifting descents must be controlled to the floor.
    • Bumper plates are required on the platforms. 2.5lb and 5lb metal plates are allowed.
    • Only one person at a time on the platform. Lifting behind the platform is not permitted.
    • Do not throw balls against walls, pillars, and mirrors.
    • Handstand push-ups/holds on walls, pillars, and mirrors are not permitted.
    • Spotters are recommended for all free weight exercises (No spotting during COVID-19 re-opening).
    • Be courteous and allow people to work in between sets during peak hours.
    • Observe a 30 minute time limit on cardiovascular machines during peak hours.
    • Personal training can only be conducted by SRC personal trainers.
    • Direct all concerns and maintenance issues to FitWell attendants.
    • Follow all staff directions. 
    • Failure to follow these policies may result in loss of weight room privileges.

    Additional Policies - COVID-19

    • Wear a face covering and monitor your intensity level while exercising.
    • Do not visit the facility if you are sick, experience a cough, shortness or breath, sore throat, fever in the last 48 hours, or showing other symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Make an appointment if you need to speak with a FitWell staff member in person. Email michelle.sansone@ucr.edu to schedule an appointment.
    • Practice proper hygiene at all times. Wear clean clothing and have a clean mask each time you come into the facility.
    • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing at all times.
    • Do not crowd around a machine waiting for it to become available for use.
    • Do not use equipment in locations that are designated closed and not available.
    • Closely follow all building wayfinding, zone capacity, and signage.
    • Clean all equipment when you come in contact with both before and after use with the facility’s provided wipes.
    • Bring your own personal equipment: yoga mats, bands and tubes, foam rollers, towels, etc. We will have limited amount of personal workout items available at the MAC Gym Lobby. · Dumbbells, kettlebells, BOSUs, and slam balls are not permitted in the MAC gym.
    • Dedicated fitness/stretching spaces are outlined in yellow tape around the facility. Exercises must be performed in the yellow square, at a multi adjustable bench, or at a machine. · Refrain from working out with a partner or in groups.
    • Spotting is not permitted. Please be safe and refrain from max lifts.
    • Patrons must leave the facility at the end of the reservation time.
    • Please let a FitWell staff member know if you witness anyone not following these guidelines or if you feel unsafe at any time.
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  • Aquatics
    • Controlled Access and Egress
      • The locker room and glass doors leading to the SRC pool deck/pool will be left open during pool operations, thus eliminating a touch point.
      • Swimmers will enter the SRC pool from the shallow end of the lap pool.
      • Swimmers will exit the SRC pool from the deep end of the lap pool.
      • Swimmers should enter and exit the pool directly from the lane they are assigned.
    • Occupancy Limits
      • Two (2) swimmers per lane. A maximum of twelve (12) swimmers can be accommodated per reservation time block.
    • Enhanced Cleaning Practices and Measures
      • Cleaning and Disinfection of Outdoor Areas: Outdoor areas generally require normal routine cleaning, but do not require disinfection.
        • High Touch Surfaces (metal – grab bars, railings, etc.)
          • High touch areas will be cleaned every hour and a half (in alignment with reservation times) utilizing the products listed above.
          • Pool water does not count for disinfecting items; they should be properly clean and disinfected.
        • Pool Deck
          • Spread of COVID-19 from concrete surfaces is very low and disinfection is not effective.
      • Pool Sanitation/Filtration: All pools must adhere to State and County codes to have adequate sanitation with a minimum/maximum chlorine residual range, as well as a minimum/maximum range for pH.
        • Per CAL-OSHA guidance, the disinfectant levels must be properly maintained (1-10 parts per million free chlorine and 7.2-8 pH).
        • The pool chlorine (free chlorine) will be kept at a range of 2-4ppm. 
        • The pool pH will be kept at a range of 7.4-7.5.
        • Testing of the chlorine and pH levels will be done on a frequent basis and in different areas around the pool to ensure adequate distribution of disinfectants.
      • Swimmer Code of Conduct
        • All swimmers must complete the UCR Daily Wellness Check before arriving. Any swimmer showing symptoms of COVID-19, having tested positive for COVID-19, and/or who were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days should remain home.
        • In accordance with CDC and CAL-OSHA guidelines, face coverings are required when arriving and leaving the SRC pool.
        • Face coverings are not permitted in the water.
        • When not actively swimming swimmers should adhere to all proper personal protective equipment (PPE), facemask protocols and social distancing.
        • In accordance with CDC and CAL-OSHA guidelines, swimmers must bring their own towel and goggles. Swimmers are not permitted to bring their own training equipment (i.e. kickboards, pull buoys, etc.).
        • Anyone who does not demonstrate the ability to swim safely in deep water will be required to pass a swim test before use of the lap pool. The swim test consists of a one (1) length (25 yard) swim demonstrating controlled breathing and forward momentum on the surface of the water.
        • Swimmers should arrive and leave the pool in swim attire.
        • Swimmers must remain in the lane assigned. Swimmers should not make physical contact with others when entering and/or exiting the pool.
        • Swimmers should enter and exit the pool directly from the lane they are assigned.
        • Swimmers should remain in the center of their assigned lane.
        • Swimmers should remain apart from others when taking a break.
        • Swimmers should not share food, drinks or towels.
        • All swimmers should leave the facility immediately at the completion of their swim.
        • Failure to follow these guidelines may result in loss of facility access and/or referral to the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Office.