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Reopening Plan & Procedures

Campus Recreation provides a diverse and intentional recreation program in a safe, inclusive, and accessible environment which enhances the social, mental, and physical well-being of the entire University community. Successfully and safely resuming operations during an active pandemic will require the involvement of the entire community that makes Campus Recreation impactful – our employees and patrons.

All of our indoor facilities remain closed until further notice. We anticipate our phased reopening to start once restrictions are lifted for gyms and fitness centers as part of the state’s reopening plan. Our reopening plan has been outlined below, but is subject to change per national, state, and UNC guidelines. We want to open in the safest and most responsible way. The health and safety of our community are our top priority. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

We understand that activity is important for your physical, emotional, and social well-being. We still have multiple options available for both in-person and virtual activity! Please read through our in-person programming below or visit out Stay Active at Home page for virtual options! Carolina, together we can stay active everywhere.

To check out our Stay Active at Home resources page, please Click Here.

To find the Hours for open facilities, please Click Here.

To view our upcoming Events, please Click Here.

Updated: August 10, 2020


Program and Activity Info

Aquatics

Kessing Outdoor Pool

  • Please review the Aquatics Reopening Policies and Procedures here

  • Open for lap swimming ONLY – Sign up for a lane here

Bowman Gray Memorial Pool

  • Please review the Aquatics Reopening Policies and Procedures here

  • Open for lap swimming ONLY – Sign up for a lane here

Carolina Adventures

Challenge Course

  • Reserve the challenge course for an in-person or virtual program here

  • Sign up for Fly the Carolina Sky zip lining and more here

Expeditions

  • View our upcoming trips and register here

Climbing (TBD)

Fitness & Wellness

Group Fitness

  • Register for your FREE group fitness class pass here
  • Check out the weekly class schedule here

Personal Training

  • Sign up for your FREE 30-min Trainer Talk here
  • Register for 1-on-1 personal training or online programming here

Group Training (TBD)

  • Launches August 17th

Sport Clubs

  • View the Sport Club Recruitment Fair schedule here

Intramural Sports

  • Check out our Fall 2020 Intramural sports:
    • Disc Golf Tournament – Registration opens August 24, 2020
    • 2v2 Sand Volleyball Tournament – Registration opens August 31, 2020
    • Spikeball Tournament – Registration opens September 14, 2020
    • Soccer Tennis Tournament – Registration opens October 5, 2020
    • H.O.R.S.E Tournament – Registration opens October 19, 2020
    • Cornhole Tournament – Registration opens October 26, 2020
  • Sign up during active registration periods here

If you have questions or concerns about your registration for any of our programs, trips, or services, please reach out to the specific program director for your inquiry.


Our COVID-19 Action Plan

We also want to take the time to address the cleanliness and maintenance of our facilities. Due to the nature and impact of our work, risk management is at the forefront of our practice. One of the pillars of our risk management practices is cleaning the spaces where recreation activities occur.  Our goal is to create a safe and clean environment where you engage in recreation without concern for your personal wellbeing. Each day, we clean and sanitize the cardio, strength, and sports equipment available in our facilities.  Additionally, our current housekeeping protocol includes use of hospital grade disinfectants on all touch points throughout these spaces. We are working diligently to keep our facilities clean amidst heightened concerns related to COVID-19. 

  • Adhering to the University Guidelines
  • Enforcing the University’s Community Standards
  • Reducing our hours of operation or closing facilities
  • Cleaning and sanitizing our facilities and equipment
  • Scheduling outdoor programs, events and activities
  • Hosting in-person activities that comply with guidelines
  • Providing virtual and at-home ways to stay active
  • Continually updating information as needed

Our Tentative Reopening Plan

Stage 1 – TBD

  • Rams Head Recreation Center will be open
  • The facility will be open from 9am-6pm in 2 hour increments with 1 hour of cleaning time in between
  • All student, employee, and family members will be able to use the facility
  • With a max capacity

Stage 2 – TBD

  • Rams Head Recreation Center and The Student Recreation Center will be open
  • Rams will be open from 9am-11pm in 2 hour increments with 1 hour of cleaning time in between
  • The SRC will be open from 10am-9pm in 2 hour increments with 1 hour of cleaning time in between
  • All student, employee, and family members will be able to use the facility
  • With a max capacity

Stage 3 – TBD

  • All recreation centers will be open
  • Rams will be open from 9am-11pm in 2 hour increments with 1 hour of cleaning time in between
  • The SRC will be open from 7am-12am in 2 hour increments with 1 hour of cleaning time in between
  • Woollen Gym will be open from 9am-11pm
  • All student, employee, and family members will be able to use the facility
  • With a max capacity

*Pending restrictions are lifted for gyms and fitness centers as part of the state’s reopening plan


General Operation Guidelines

What to do when coming to a Campus Recreation facility

  • You must make a reservation HERE to visit and use the recreation centers and aquatic facilities.
    • Time periods are available to be registered for 48 hours in advance.
    • You are only allowed to register for one time period each day.
  • All patrons must answer health questionnaire and survey.
  • All employees and patrons will be required to wear a mask upon entering, moving about the facilities, and exiting.
    • We encourage everyone to wear a mask during the entirety of the duration, but you are not required to during strenuous exercise or activities.
  • Patrons must use hand sanitizer at the entrance to our facilities and encouraged to use it when entering or exiting the activity area.
  • Employees and patrons will be encouraged to self-monitor symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If these symptoms are present, employees and patrons will be required to refrain from using our facilities. If you are not feeling well, please stay at home.
  • You will need to bring your UNC ONE Card, a towel, water bottle and any other equipment you may need for your visit. (water fountains and towel rental will not be available).

What to do when participating at a Campus Recreation facility or activity

  • Employees and patrons will be expected to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others while using our facilities.
  • Patrons will be encouraged to wash hands frequently throughout their time in our facilities, especially after using the equipment.
  • Patrons and employees will wipe and disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Employees will uphold, and patrons will be expected to abide by, the established occupancies for spaces within our facilities.
  • Since access to indoor recreation facilities has been prohibited during the pandemic, patrons will be encouraged to engage in physical activity with caution. This includes monitoring their own workout intensity, taking breaks as needed, and setting realistic goals for their return to exercising.
  • Our equipment and spaces will be 6 – 10 feet apart in our facilities. We expect that all patrons will maintain a similar distance while participating in an activity or in any of the facilities.
  • All equipment should not be moved and remain in place.

Available Amenities and Facilities (as of August 10th)

  • Outdoor group fitness classes
  • Challenge Course program reservations and events
  • Lap swimming at Kessing Outdoor Pool and Bowman Gray
  • Trails and Disc Golf Course at the Outdoor Education Center 
  • Outdoor Expeditions 
  • Hooker Fields 

Unavailable Amenities and Facilities (as of August 10th)

  • Indoor facilities
  • Towel service
  • Locker room showers
  • Guest passes & new memberships
  • Outdoor equipment rental
  • Equipment checkout, foam rollers, and yoga mats
  • Water fountains (bottle refill stations are available)

Best Ways To Stay Informed

Please check our website regularly for updates and follow our social media pages on FacebookTwitter or Instagram. To learn more about the University’s Roadmap for Fall 2020, please go to carolinatogether.unc.edu. For information about COVID-19 from the CDC, please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/