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Athletics and Wellness Center Guidelines



We are happy to have you back!  As we gradually reopen our building, you will notice several changes in operations based on recommendations from the State of Indiana, Wayne County Health officials, the Earlham Crisis Management Team and Campus Health partners.

Remember, we will all be required to work together to maintain a safe recreation environment.  We look forward to seeing you back in the Wellness Center.

  • Summer Hours of operation are limited to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The building is closed weekends. There is no equipment checkout.
  • The facility is ONLY open to on-campus students and essential campus personnel. Occupancy will be limited to 25 patrons at at time.
  • Upon entering, patrons will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and temperature will be taken using a touchless thermometer. 
  • All patrons will be required to observe social distance of at least 6 feet between each other.
  • All patrons will be required to wear a non-medical mask when entering the building and during the screening process. Once through the screening process, the use of a face mask is dependent upon type of activity and facilities used.
  • The facility and equipment will be continuously cleaned while open, as well as after closing, concentrating on frequently touched areas.
  • All Wellness Center employees will wear non-medical, cloth masks while working and gloves when appropriate.
  • Check yourself for coronavirus symptoms: high fever, dry cough, trouble breathing, chills, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell and sore throat, fever within the last 24 hours of 100 degrees or more. If you are sick, do not come in.
  • Make a plan. Keep your workouts efficient to limit your visits as much as possible.
  • Skip the locker rooms when possible. Please come dressed.
  • Bring a water bottle with you. The drinking fountains and vending are unavailable. Bottle fillers are open, but we ask patrons only use them when necessary. They will be cleaned hourly.
  • Keep your distance. Maintain 6-foot physical distancing everywhere in the building, especially in the locker rooms. There are floor markings in areas as necessary. When working out patrons will be expected to maintain 12 to 15 feet of social distance. 
  • Clean your hands. There are several hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility, please use them often.
  • Keep track of the equipment that you touch. Wipe down the equipment with provided sanitizer before and after use. A dedicated staff member will monitor overall sanitation and assist you with sanitizing and physical distancing.
  • No congregating. Please workout and exit the building when finished. 
  • Avoid prolonged use of machines or equipment. When finished, stand up immediately and clean equipment for others to use. Many machines will be out of order to maintain social distancing. 
  • Energy center with limited cardio and strength equipment, including free weights. Know that some machines are closed or moved for spacing requirements.
  • Locker rooms are open, but we strongly recommend patrons arrive dressd. Shower are unavailable at this time. Six-foot distancing will be maintained at all times in the locker rooms.
  • The Concourse lobby is open, but there is no seating or congregating. Please work out and exit the building as quickly as possible.
  • Racquetball court
  • Trueblood Fieldhouse
  • Group Fitness Studio
  • Weber Pool
  • Climbing Wall
  • Shower facilities
  • Equipment check-out
  • Trainers will wear non-medical, cloth masks and maintain physical distancing during sessions.
  • Clients will be encouraged to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Trainers will assist patrons by wiping down all surfaces touched during the session.

At this time there are no Group Fitness classes. 

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms.

When to seek emergency medical attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.


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Temporarily out of service: Climbing Wall, Racquetball Court, Studio, Trueblood Fieldhouse, Weber Pool

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