UREC COVID-19 Response and Plan

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In accordance with university guidelines, masks are now required to be worn inside all UREC facilities when 6 ft. social distancing cannot be maintained. 

University Recreation has 
taken extra precautions to help keep our members and staff healthy and safe. This includes extensive cleaning protocols and enhanced operating procedures within our facilities.  

Reservations are strongly encouraged for group fitness and the climbing wall in order to guarantee a spot. UREC members can make a reservation through their member portal by visiting urecmembers.uark.edu. To assist you, we have created a Step-by-step tutorial video on how to make a reservation. All other fitness center, gym and aquatic spaces are open for drop in. 

All UREC members will need to complete a Facility Access waiver prior to entry. This should be completed through the UREC Member Portal prior to coming to the facility, members will not be allowed entry without a completed waiver.  

 
HPER BUILDING: 

-The Donna Axum Fitness Center (HPER 242), which is split between HPER 220 and the current Donna Axum Fitness Center footprint.
 
- UREC Outdoors Climbing wall (HPER, Gym 1)  
 
- UREC Outdoors Bike Shop (HPER 102)  
 
- UREC Outdoors bouldering wall and equipment rental center (HPER 102) 
 
-UREC pool (HPER, 2nd floor)  
 
- Gyms 1, 2, 3 & 4 for drop-in recreation (HPER, 2nd & 3rd floor)  

-Showers in the Men's & Women's locker rooms (HPER Building & UREC Fitness Center in AR Union) 

- The Service Center (HPER, 2nd floor) for equipment rental 

- UREC Functional Training Space (HPER, 1st floor) 

 -Table Tennis Tables (HPER, 1st floor)

-Racquetball Courts (HPER, 1st floor)

- Group fitness classes
 
-Sports Injury Clinic: in-person appointments (HPER, 3rd floor)  

-Track (HPER, 4th floor)
 
AR UNION:  


The UREC Fitness Center (AR Union, 2nd floor) 

UREC Sports Complex (fields at Mitchell Street)

 


  • In accordance with university guidelines, masks are now required to be worn inside all UREC facilities when 6 ft. social distancing cannot be maintained. 

  • Reservations are strongly encouraged for group fitness and the climbing and bouldering walls,  in order to guarantee a spot. UREC members can make a reservation through their member portal by visiting urecmembers.uark.edu.  
     
  • Members are encouraged to download the UREC App (available on Android and iPhone) by searching urecarkansas for a touchless check-in experience.  
     
  • UREC members will agree to an attestation prior to entering the facility. 

  • Participants are asked to bring their own water bottle, sweat towel, and member identification.

  • Some programs and activities will require members to bring their own equipment.

  • Download the UREC app for a touchless check-in experience. Available on iPhone and Android by searching urecarkansas. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


HPER Building:* 

Monday - Thursday: 5:30 AM - Midnight

Friday: 5:30 AM – 11:00 PM  

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM  

Sunday: 1:00 PM – Midnight  

 
UREC Pool: 
Monday Friday:  11:00 AM-2:00 PM and 5:00 PM-8:00 PM 

Saturday: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Sunday: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM 

 
UREC Fitness Center (AR Union, 2nd floor)

CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO A MECHANICAL ISSUE

Monday - Thursday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

UREC Sports Injury Clinic:
Open for In person appointments. View the Sports Injury Clinic webpage to make an appointment 

 

UREC Outdoors (Rentals, Bike Shop, & Bouldering Wall -HPER 102):  
Monday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

UREC Outdoors Climbing Wall (HPER Gym 1): 

Monday-Thursday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM 


UREC Sports Complex:
Monday - Friday (drop-in informal recreation): 
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday (drop-in informal recreation):
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sunday (drop-in informal recreation):
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

  • The Donna Axum Fitness Center located in the HPER building, which is currently split between HPER 220 and HPER 242. 
     
  • UREC Outdoors Climbing wall (HPER, Gym 1) 
     
  • UREC Outdoors Bike Shop (HPER 102) 
     
  • UREC Outdoors equipment rental (HPER 102) 
     
  • UREC pool (HPER, 2nd floor) 
     
  • Gyms 1, 2, 3 & 4 for drop-in recreation (HPER, 2nd & 3rd floor) 
     
  • Group fitness classes: in-person & virtual 
     
  • Sports Injury Clinic (HPER, 3rd floor) 

  • UREC Track (HPER, 4th floor)
     
  • The UREC Fitness Center (AR Union, 2nd floor) 

  • The UREC Sports Complex (Mitchell Street fields)

 

In accordance with university guidelines, masks are now required to be worn inside all UREC facilities when 6 ft. social distancing cannot be maintained. 

All UREC members will need to complete a Facility Access waiver prior to entry.
This can be completed through the UREC Member Portal. 

UREC members are asked to bring their own  water bottle, sweat towel, and member identification.

UREC members will agree to the attestation again when they enter the facility by acknowledging a sign upon entering the facility. 

Members can a make a reservation, for group fitness and the climbing wall, and cancel a reservation through their member portal by visiting urecmembers.uark.edu.
 Reservations can be made seven days in advance. Walk-ins accepted if there is space available.  
 


UREC staff are  regularly cleaning and disinfecting the facility and equipment.  Additional hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility.  Facilities Management provides midday and overnight custodial services to clean and disinfect common spaces. 

 

In accordance with university guidelines, masks are now required to be worn inside all UREC facilities when 6 ft. social distancing cannot be maintained. 

UREC members are asked to bring their own  water bottle, sweat towel, and member identification.

Members are expected
to stay home if they are sick.  
 
Members are asked to wipe down equipment before and after use.


In accordance with university guidelines, masks are now required to be worn inside all UREC facilities when 6 ft. social distancing cannot be maintained. 


Members should 
regularly wash face coverings per CDC and ADH guidelines.

See instructions on how to wear a face covering.

Participants are encouraged to reserve equipment by phone, during UREC Outdoors hours of operation. Reservations may be made up to one week in advance of the scheduled pick-up date.


All equipment items are available to rent at this time. Members are encouraged to visit the UREC Outdoors Equipment Rentals webpage for up to date information related to the reservation process, equipment pick-up and return, and details regarding the specific equipment types available for rent.

 
Yes, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday and 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for drop-in informal recreation.

Participants must present their ID to access the facility and bring their own water bottle.

It is recommended participants bring their own equipment, but items can be checked out from the service center at the complex.

 

 

 

In accordance with university guidelines, masks are now required to be worn inside all UREC facilities when 6 ft. social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Participants are asked to bring their own water bottle, sweat towel, and member I.D. 

Members are encouraged to download the UREC app for a touchless check-in experience. The app is available on iPhone and Android by searching urecarkansas.

 
Door 1 (located closest to the Meadow Street Parking Garage) and Door 3 (located on Stadium Drive) are open.


Yes, the HPER pool is open
.
 
Please visit the aquatics webpage for more details.  


Yes, the track is open and available for use during open hours of operation.


Yes, the functional training space is open.

Users are asked to wipe down equipment before and after use. 

 
By entering the facility, you acknowledge that:   

    • I have NOT returned from travel to a “hot spot” designated by the CDC, or any overseas travel, within the last 14 days 
    • I have NOT had a fever of 100.4◦F or greater in the last 2 days 
    • I do NOT have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell 
    • I have NOT had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 within the previous 14 days 
    • I agree to stay home if I am not feeling well 
    • I agree to adhere to all UREC rules and policies 
    • I agree to practice good hygiene, including limiting the touching of the face, frequent handwashing, and the use of hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the facility 
    • I agree to minimize physical contact with others and surfaces in the facility 
    • I agree to NOT use equipment designated as closed 
    • I agree to wipe down equipment after every use 
    • I agree to adhere to the operational hours of the facility, understanding that closures are for sanitation and cleaning purposes. 
    • By physically attending UREC facilities and programs, I hereby assume all liability for my health and well-being. 

  
Personal equipment usage is recommended, but members can check out equipment from the UREC Service Center (HPER 205A) to participate in drop-in recreation.  
 

What is available? 

Fourth Floor:

Track:

-Open during normal facility hours.


In gyms 1, 2 & 3 (HPER 2nd & 3rd floor)*: 

Badminton  
-Bringing your own equipment is recommended, but items can be checked out from the UREC Service Center, HPER 205A.

 Volleyball_ 
-Bringing your own equipment is recommended, but items can be checked out from the UREC Service Center, HPER 205A.

Basketball  
-Bringing your own equipment is recommended, but items can be checked out from the UREC Service Center, HPER 205A.

*Gyms will close at times to accommodate academic classes and UREC programming 

 

HPER Bldg. (1st floor): 

Racquetball   
-Bringing your own equipment is recommended, but items can be checked out from the UREC Service Center, HPER 205A.
 

Table Tennis  
-3 tables available   
-Bringing your own equipment is recommended, but items can be checked out from the UREC Service Center, HPER 205A.