10/14/20 | 4:00 p.m. | Update on Gold’s Gym reopening and outdoor rec facilities
Dear faculty, staff, students and residents,
While gyms were authorized by the Texas Governor’s Office to open in May, UT Health San Antonio delayed the reopening of Gold’s Gym, located on our campus, until the positive diagnosis rate of COVID-19 declined to 5% or less. We also wanted to assess the impact of the reopening of other gyms in our community to ensure we were making decisions in the best and safest interest of our students and employees.
We are pleased to announce that Gold’s Gym Medical Center will reopen on October 19, 2020, at 5 am with modified hours of operation, lower capacity levels and adjusted facility amenities. By working diligently with our partner at Gold’s Gym, we were able to establish mitigation measures to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in the facility. These safety protocols are designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and include limiting the number of people allowed in the facility at any one time, as well as following guidelines for physical distancing, masks, hand hygiene, frequently scheduled disinfection of high-touch surfaces and stringent disinfection practices. Compliance with these guidelines will be strictly enforced. These protocols follow guidelines recommended by the CDC and comply with both state and local orders. We will continue to monitor health conditions in the community and modify operations as needed.
All gym members will be required to abide by an enhanced Code of Conduct related to safety precautions. Students will receive additional membership activation information from the Office of Student Life. Employees will receive additional information directly from Gold’s Gym.
For faculty and staff only, Gold’s Gym will be offering a reopening special through October 31, 2020, whereby new memberships are available for just $1. The monthly membership fee is $49.99, plus tax. Contact Gold’s Gym at 210-615-3838 to join.
HOURS OF OPERATION
· Mon-Fri | 5 am-11 pm
· Sat-Sun | 7 am-7 pm
MASKS ARE REQUIRED
· Gold’s Gym will not provide masks for members
STATUS OF GYM AMENITIES
· Pool – OPEN
· Locker Rooms and Showers – OPEN at 25% limited capacity
· Classes – RESERVATION REQUIRED
· Basketball Court – CLOSED
· Sauna and Steam Rooms – CLOSED
· Sleeping Rooms – CLOSED
STATUS OF OUTDOOR EXERCISE FACILITIES
· Running Track – OPEN
· Tennis Courts – OPEN
· Outdoor Exercise Stations – OPEN
· Sand Volleyball Court – CLOSED
· Outdoor Water Fountain/Outdoor Restroom – CLOSED
· Softball Field – CLOSED
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