COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted the way we recreate.  We know that exercise can clear our minds and help us sleep better.  We can all benefit from that these days.  We have reopened the Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center and our Workouts and Links page has some great ideas to help you keep active. 

We have enhanced cleaning and safety protocols at the Beauchamp Center to meet the challenges of COVID-19.  We want our facility users to have a safe and comfortable experience.  Below, you will find information on the adaptations we have made.

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For Your Safety

The Beauchamp Center receives regular deep cleaning at night and targeted cleaning during the day.  We encourage all users to ensure a safe and clean workout experience by cleaning touch points and sweat drips before and after workouts.  Towels or disposable wipes are available throughout the facility.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff will be cleaning touchpoints more frequently.

Facility users must wear a mask over mouth and nose during the duration of their visit, including workouts.

6’ or more social distance required at all times.

Users will be asked a serious of COVID-related questions and fill out a waiver and liability release prior to entry.

2020-2021 COVID-19 Adaptations

Students, faculty and staff are currently the only users allowed in the Beauchamp Center.

Facility hours have been reduced.

Patrons who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not yet recovered, and/or are still within the 14-day quarantine period are not permitted to enter the BRWC.

Patrons who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are not permitted to enter the BRWC. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Some COVID-19 carriers do not exhibit symptoms.

Patrons who have had contact with anyone within the last 14 days who has or suspects having COVID-19, may not enter.

Rec Services staff will ask all patrons wishing to use the Beauchamp Center a series of questions related to COVID-19.

Anyone, including Rec Services employees, that answers “yes” to one or more of these screening questions or does not meet the temperature criteria, will not be allowed to enter Beauchamp

All facility users will be asked the questions below prior to being admitted.

Do you have any of the following?
Fever or feeling feverish (such as chills, sweating), cough, mild or moderate difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle aches or body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, or a recent loss of taste or smell.

In the past 14 days, have you been in contact with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19 disease?

Have you been told by a healthcare provider that you or someone in your household should be in isolation or quarantine?

Are you scheduled to receive a medically recommended test for COVID-19, or are your results pending?

Do you have a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 Fahrenheit or 38 Celsius? The onsite thermometer reading will confirm the response.

Anyone, including Rec Services employees, that answers “yes” to one or more of these screening questions or does not meet the temperature criteria, will not be allowed to enter Beauchamp Recreation Center.
Anyone that answers “yes” to questions 1, 2, 3 and 5 will be instructed to self-isolate and contact the Student Health Center or their medical provider to report their wellness condition.
The results of the screening information will not be collected, nor retained by the university.

Please be aware: the screening will not identify those who are infected with COVID-19. People who have COVID-19 may not have symptoms, may have mild symptoms or may not yet be showing symptoms. This means that people in the Beauchamp Center may be contagious with COVID-19, so it is very important that members continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by maintaining physical distance, washing hands often, and cleaning high-touch surfaces frequently.

COVID-19 -related policies reflect input and regulations put forth by the State, County, University, Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the CDC and colleagues in the University Recreation profession.

Service Changes

  • Water faucets are closed but water refilling stations are available. Please bring your own water bottle.
  • Shower rooms are closed. 
  • Towel Service is not available. Please bring your own sweat towels.
  • Fitness and yoga mats are not available for loan. Please bring your own mat or purchase from the front desk.
  • Users should clean touch points in shared spaces including weight & cardio rooms, studios, equipment, etc., before and after use.  Disposable wipes are located throughout the facility.
  • Users should wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Disposable wipes are located throughout the gym to disinfect equipment and machines.
  • Traffic patterns are marked in some areas of the facility.
  • Room capacities are posted.  Please wait outside areas until a spot becomes available. 
  • Card readers have been added at the exits to help monitor facility occupancy.  Please sca your card when leaving the facility.
  •  Reservations are required for fitness classes, the free weight area of the weight room, and the climbing wall. Reservations can be made at: recservices.up.edu.  Virtual classes taught through MS Teams membership (free). Email: bourne@ up.edu to join.
  • Basketball courts are limited to 2 people, physically distanced, per basket.
  • Semester locker rental is not available. A few designated day-use lockers will be available.
  • Equipment check-out is limited.
  • Sales are by credit or debit card only.