Welcome to the Wellness Recreation Center
Effective Friday August 14, face coverings are required at all times while in the Wellness/ Recreation Center and Health Beat in Maucker Union. The only exception is while swimming in the Lap and Leisure Pools. Thank you Panthers for helping slow the spread of COVID-19.
WRC reopening information - July 2020
Free week is August 26th-September 4th
We have enhanced our cleaning and sanitation protocols to include the following:
Masks are required to be worn in all common areas of the WRC (hallways, classrooms, lounges, restrooms, climbing wall, free weight room, fitness area, basketball courts, PPC, etc). Masks are not expected while swimming in the lap or leisure pools.
All five entrances to the WRC will have hand sanitizing stations. Please use them upon entering and exiting the WRC and wash hands frequently while in the building.
All WRC staff will be wearing masks and service desks will have plexiglass sneeze guards, touch free id scanning and contactless payment readers.
Fitness Area and Free Weight Room equipment will be cleaned often. Patrons utilizing these areas will also receive a cleaning hand towel to use after using a piece of equipment. This towel should be placed in the laundry bin at the top of the stairs upon departure. Machines will be offline for 5 minutes after cleaning to allow the cleaning product to dry.
Fitness Center staff will help patrons with understating the enhanced cleaning plan and will be cleaning equipment as well.
New capacities in all areas of the WRC will be in place. For example, the lap pool has a capacity of 16 swimmers, the leisure pool is 22 users, the fitness area is 40 users, the free weight room is 25 users, and the north gym is 2 individuals per basket.
The lap pool will be organized with the first eight swimmers picking a lane in the shallow end. The following eight swimmers will start in the deep end. Swimmers time will be held to 45 minutes if additional swimmers arrive. Additionally, swimmers will be asked to wait under the balcony for an open lane and maintain a 6 foot social distance while waiting.
The leisure pool has a capacity of 22 users. Swimmers time will be held to 45 minutes if more than 22 people arrive to use the pool.
The fitness area/ track users time will be held to 45 minutes if more than 40 people arrive to use the fitness area and track.
The free weight room users time will be held to 45 minutes if more than 25 people arrive to use the free weight room.
The north gym is available for individual shoot around, however game play is not available due to the inability to social distance. Patrons will need their own ball as the equipment check out is not available at this time.
Many ancillary services are not available at this time including:
Health Beat (in Maucker Union) is now open M-F, 11am-3pm
WRC locker rooms are now available for changing and showers (no locker service)
Leisure pool hot tub
Equipment can now be checked out at our Main Front Desk
We are excited to welcome members back the WRC and look forward to seeing you. We need your help in following the protocols above so that we can continue to provide a safe and fun environment for you. We will continue to monitor the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Black Hawk County Health (BHCH) guidelines and re- open additional facilities and programs when approved to do so.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Christopher B. Denison, Ed.D.- Director
The outside entrance for Cedar Valley Medical Specialists will remain open for scheduled public appointments.
Intramural Sports Officials Wanted:
The Outdoor Recreation office is open for gear rentals!
Now you can have your own personal adventures with the help of UNI Outdoors! Check out our rental list on our Outdoor Recreation website
Please note that we will be applying social distancing practices while customers are in our office.
Call us at (319) 273-7163, email email@example.com, or stop in our office (WRC 174) to reserve a rental or ask any questions. We are open Monday and Friday 9AM-5PM, and Tuesday-Thursday 12PM-5PM.