COVID-19 Updates

The UK Campus Recreation and Wellness Department is following guidance from the CDC, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the University of Kentucky. Therefore, face coverings for fully vaccinated individuals are optional. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face covering at all times, even while exercising. We will be working to return our Johnson Center and Alumni Gym fitness areas, gymnasium, and other spaces to pre-COVID layouts, and all activity restrictions have been lifted for these facilities. We will continue to provide robust cleaning in all areas of our facilities, but we still strongly recommend that individuals use disposible wipes to clean equipment before and after use. As always, frequent hand washing and staying home when ill are important practices for the health and safety of you and others.

Facility Hours:

For Johnson Center and Alumni Gym hours, visit our Facility Hours page.

The Lancaster Aquatic Center is available for Recreational Lap Swimming.  Visit our Facility Hours and RecWell Services for your Lap Swim Reservation.

The Seaton Center is available for faculty/staff recreation, Monday - Friday, from 12pm - 1pm. Reservations for UK Departments and registered student organizations can be made using UK's online reservation system (EMS). 

Campus Recreation and Wellness
Lancaster Aquatic Center General Reopening Information

  1. Face coverings for fully vaccinated individuals are optional. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face covering at all times, other than swimming or showering. 
  2. All swim lanes maintain seven feet of distance between users.  Please swim in the middle of your lane.
  3. There are 22 lanes available for Lap Swim reservations.
  4. Reservations are required to swim at Lancaster Aquatic Center. Use your UK LinkBlue to reserve a lane.
  5. Reservations for a maximum of 45 minute swims are available  Monday – Friday evenings. Reservations have start time 5:15pm with the last reservation at 7:15pm.  The facility closes at 8pm.
  6. No Summer Sunday Lap Swim Reservations. There are Fall, Spring, and Summer Lap Reservation for a maximum of 45 minute swims.  Wednesday 11am and 12:15pm are 60 minute reservations
  7. Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer are available and inside bathrooms and locker rooms.
  8. Frequently touched contact points have been added to our already robust cleaning schedule.
  9. Staff will be monitored for illness when reporting for work. They will not be allowed to work if signs of COVID-19 are present.
  10. Feel free to bring your own equipment to use while in the facility.
  11. Water fountain drinking stations have been disabled. Water fountain bottle fill stations are still operational. Please bring your own water bottle.
  12. Building fans will be operating continuously during open hours to increase ventilation.
  13. Direction of travel to access the membership facility ID scan has been posted. Please follow directional signs on the floor.
  14. The entrance to locker rooms is two-way traffic. 
  15. Floor signs will be placed indicating a 6’ distance for line formations.

Members:

  1. Face coverings for fully vaccinated individuals are optional. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face covering while inside the facility, including on the pool deck, unless swimming or showering.
  2. Social distancing of at least 6’ should be maintained throughout the aquatics facility. 
  3. Members will be able to scan their own UK or Campus Rec ID card for admittance into the aquatics facility.
  4. Members should bring their own water bottles. Drinking stations will be closed, but bottle fill stations in the lobby area will still be available.
  5. Kickboards and pull buoys are available. This equipment will be sanitized after each lap swim reservation. However, feel free to bring your own equipment to use while in the facility.
  6. Guests will not be allowed during the first phase of reopening  
  7. Members should disinfect day-use lockers before and after use.

Pool Deck Areas:

  1. Face coverings for fully vaccinated individuals are optional. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face covering while inside the facility, including on the pool deck, unless swimming or showering.
  2. Staff will be placing chairs at the end of each lane.  Patrons may leave their mask, towel and swimming equipment on the chair while they swim.  Chairs will be sanitized after each lap swim reservation.
  3. Water fountain drinking stations have been disabled. Water fountain bottle fill stations are still operational. Please bring your own water bottle.
  4. Social distancing of at least 6’ should be maintained while on deck.
  5. Members should disinfect all equipment with disposable wipes before and after use.
  6. Face coverings are required inside the facility unless swimming.  Please wear your mask at all times when on the pool deck.

Swim Lessons

  1. Group lessons will not be allowed until further notice.
  2. Water fountain drinking stations have been disabled. Water fountain bottle fill stations are still operations.  Please bring your own water bottle.

Locker Rooms/Bathrooms:

  1. Face coverings for fully vaccinated individuals are optional. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face covering while inside the facility, unless showering.
  2. Social distancing of at least 6’ should be maintained inside the locker rooms and bathrooms.
  3. Disinfecting wipes are available inside locker rooms and bathrooms. Please disinfect lockers and other surfaces before and after use.
  4. If you choose to shower, use the disinfecting wipes provided to disinfect handles and other touch points before and after use.
  5. Some of our day-use lockers will be unavailable as to maintain social distancing in our locker rooms. 
  6. Please disinfect day-use lockers before and after use.
  7. Please do not dispose of disinfecting wipes in toilets. This creates plumbing problems for the facility. Trash cans are available in each stall for wipes disposal.
  8. Please alert control desk staff if more disinfecting supplies are needed.
     For more LAC Facility COVID-19 Policies and Rules Information please click here

Virtual Offerings -- Campus Recreation and Wellness

Virtual Group Fitness Classes are now available! Follow the link to sign up.

Koru Mindfulness
Koru is an evidence-based program specifically designed with college students in mind to help in the reduction of stress and anxiety while also increasing one's sleep and self-compassion. 
Participants will learn specific skills that help calm and focus their mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more! Please select the Koru Mindfulness link and join us!

Wellness Coaching
Make a Zoom appointment with a Wellness Coach.

Virtual Recovery Meetings

For summer meetings, Mississippi State has opened its all-recovery meeting up to all southeastern University students. You can attend these meetings on Tuesdays at 3pm EST via the link here.

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education has created a list of national recovery meetings for students which can be found here.

Important Links

 

Basic Recommendations for Protecting Yourself:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least 6-feet between yourself and others when possible
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Wash your hands immediately after.

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