University recreation indoor facilities
When using an indoor recreation facility, the following safety measures have been implemented:
- Hand readers have been eliminated to reduce touch points. CINO Cards are used for approved entry.
- Everyone will be screened for symptoms and temperature before entry to all indoor recreation facilities and fitness classes.
- Mask usage is required, but can be removed during intense activity.
- Plexiglass partitions have been installed at all indoor recreation facility locations.
- Locker rooms in fitness facilities are available, but shower facilities remain closed.
- All exercise equipment is spaced out to follow physical distancing guidelines.
- The climbing wall will be opened with limited capacity and hours. Check daily schedule for details.
- Individualized equipment is not available for check-out or usage.
- Facility capacity at HTC Center and Williams-Brice Gym will limited to ensure physical distancing (per AccellerateSC guidelines). Capacity will be determined based on the University’s Phase of operations.
- Hours of operation are reduced at HTC Recreation Center, Williams-Brice Building, the indoor pool, and the outdoor center.
- HTC Center will close for cleaning periodically throughout the day. Check daily schedule for details.
- In Williams-Brice Gym, Free Play is allowed to include at minimum 3v3 (total of 6 people per goal).
- Fitness classes
- Indoor class sizes are reduced to ensure physical distancing.
- Greater emphasis is placed on outdoor classes.
- Reservation system is utilized to monitor class size.
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own towels.
- Masks are required before and after classes.
- Fitness rooms are cleaned between each class.
- Williams-Brice pool is open throughout the semester.
- Masks are required for entrance into the building.
- A CINO Card is required for entry (self-swipe).
- Temperature checks will be completed before entering pool area (must be below 100.4).
- Open swim pool hours are for students, faculty, and staff. (No guests allowed.) The hours are Monday-Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday, 1-5 p.m.; and closed on Saturday/Sunday.
Intramural recreation activities
- Sports offerings will only involve non-contact sports to include golf, tennis, cornhole, softball, sand volleyball, basketball hot-shot, and kickball.
- CINO Card are used for approved entry.
- Temperature screenings are required for all participants.
- Masks are recommended and required for participation.
- Physical distancing measures must be practiced.
- Hand sanitizer will be used by participants before and after activities.
- Equipment will be sanitized before, during, and after (practice and) competition.
- Each club would be allowed to schedule two-hour blocks of time twice a week.
- Rugby (men’s and women’s)
- Soccer (men’s and women’s)
- Lacrosse (men’s and women’s)
- Field Hockey
- Basketball (men’s and women’s)
- Volleyball (men’s and women’s)
- Swim Club
- In Club Sport activities, scrimmage competition is allowed.
The following guidelines will be implemented and enforced by University Recreation staff:
- Reservations for practices/activities will be made seven days in advance.
- Each club will have to submit a practice plan that must be approved by the University Recreation staff.
- Clubs may not include intra-squad scrimmaging or physical contact. (No contests or travel.)
- Multiple fields will be available for sports to spread out and have stations for training with distancing guidelines followed.
- The outdoor fields will be equipped with sanitation stations and water. (Participants must bring their own water bottle or towel.)
- Custodial Services will be given a practice schedule so that bathrooms can be cleaned in a timely manner.
- A roster of who is allowed at practice will be submitted with the reservation. Each participant must bring their CINO Card and be checked-in through the entrance gate. Temp check will be instituted. Face masks are required for entry. We will have reports on who attended each practice kept on file. Clubs will be allowed to bring prospective members as long as they reserve their spot with the club and have their CINO Card upon arrival. No guests/spectators will be allowed.
- Individuals and teams will be required to use specific exit gates.
- Each sport will be individually evaluated to make sure that Phase I guidelines are being followed. Practice plans will be different depending on the sport. Each plan will be required to account for social distancing and non-contact skills.
- Each practice will be monitored by University Recreation student and professional staff. Plan guidelines and breach of protocols will result in that club facing suspension and cancellation of future reservations.
- Club members will be required to report any positive COVID cases to University Recreation staff and via University reporting processes for students. Cluster investigation and contact tracing protocols will be enforced, which may require suspension of activities.