Before you visit the Rec, please take some time to review our safety information and guidelines below:

Last update: September 17, 2021

What You Need to Know Before You Visit

  • All individuals visiting the Student Rec Center are required to wear face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status, in alignment with UO requirements and public health guidelines.
  • If you have a fever or chills, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, or recent loss of taste or smell, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. Students experiencing symptoms are encouraged to call University Health Services at 541-346-2770. More information about performing the daily symptom self-check before coming to campus is available on the UO coronavirus website.
  • You may enter the facility either through the Main Entrance on 15th Avenue or the East Entrance off the turf fields. At the access gates, you may scan in using either your UO ID card or by downloading the UO PE and Rec app.
  • PE and Rec is taking extra measures to keep the Rec clean, including frequently disinfecting high touch points. You can help maintain a healthy space for yourself and others by wiping down and disinfecting equipment before and after use.
  • The Locker Rooms have reopened, and term locker rentals and showers are once again available. Day use lockers remain accessible throughout the facility, and locks can be checked out through the Equipment Issue desk.
  • Though no longer required, lap swim reservations in Downtown Aquatics are still encouraged to ensure your spot. Drop-ins will be welcomed based on availability.
  • Basketball is back on Midtown Courts! Please remember to keep your mask up, fully covering your nose and mouth at all times, and encourage those around you to do the same!
  • PE and Rec will be offering fall memberships, day passes, and multi-visit passes for guests of all eligibilities. Please visit the Welcome Desk to purchase an access pass.

Exercising with a Face Covering

  • Checking in with yourself to monitor how you feel and adjusting your workout accordingly is always an essential part of a safe and effective workout, but we encourage you to bring even greater self-awareness as you move at the Rec while wearing a face covering.
  • If you are not accustomed to exercising with a face covering, consider easing back into your exercise routine to allow your body time to adapt.
  • As you exercise with a face covering, make sure to monitor how you feel during the workout and to take particular notice if you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or short of breath. If you do, slow down, reduce exercise intensity, and/or stop exercising until these symptoms go away.

Risk Mitigation

At PE and Rec, we have always prided ourselves on maintaining a clean, safe, and secure facility, and care for our member’s health is our highest priority. These are just a few of the additional steps we are taking:

  • Uptown Courts has been repurposed to house fitness equipment, in order to provide extra space between pieces while continuing to provide the widest variety of equipment possible.
  • Additional self-cleaning and hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the facility to encourage visitors to help keep themselves safe.
  • Custodial staff are deep cleaning and disinfecting the facility each day prior to opening, and continue to provide surface cleaning and high-touchpoint disinfecting throughout the day.
  • Our facilities and operations team will be utilizing ionized sprayers for full surface disinfection of equipment, furniture, and facilities.
  • The department has obtained an onsite generator for producing safe and effective cleaning solutions for combating SARS-CoV-2, eliminating the risk for supply chain issues.

Reservations are no longer required for open recreation and visitors may freely move between Uptown and Midtown.