Hi from UW Madison!
Hello from Wake Forest University!
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Expanded cleaning on top of normal cleaning, taking over more responsinility from university custodial staff which are understaffed. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Staff 100% wearing gloves and minimizing all contact with patrons.
Limiting hours, only professional staff covering the building, no specialized programs offered
Based on the recommendation by the Governor of Pennsylvania, the fitness center at Swarthmore College is closed until further notice.
The entire USG in Georgia is closed until 3/30
All facilities aside from essentials such as staff, housing (emergency), counseling, and victim assistance
University of Colorado Colorado Springs has gone to remote classes and remote work for non-essential staff.
State if Michigan Executive Order closing all fitness centers
New York State is closing all gyms as of 8pm tonight.
Here is a protocol from Texas State University: Additional safety precautions have been put into place to combat the spread of COVID-19:• Higher quantities of hospital-grade disinfectant spray for workout areas.• Hand scanners are disabled until further notice.• Increased frequency of staff cleaning schedules.• High traffic doorways will be propped open to reduce touch surfaces• Help us help you by following good hygiene practices.
Yes - bill - rotation important of equipment! We are already doing that as well
Saint's Joe's has gone remote for classes and staff, but our recreation center and programs are suspended until further notice per the Govenor.
More from Texas State Campus Recreation: Only the following spaces will be available at the Student Recreation Center:• Indoor Track•Every third cardio machine will be available to allow for social distancing• Weight machines (Free weights not available).• Natatorium (Pool)
We have shutdown our climbing wall, fitness studios, and multipurpose courts. We have limited our cleaning footprint, and have placed signs on certain cardio equipment for social distancing.
We are closed for sprng break and send most students home. We are expected to open next week for 275 students who are on campus for the next 2 weeks with limited hours and creating social distancing along with limited equipment distribution
I am thinking we will be closing soon - lots of California schools RECCTRs are closed I have a mtg now at 10:30 a.m. and I am guessing we will close
I wanted to reiterate the importance of looking at your safety data sheets of your chemicals - ammonia and bleach don’t mix and is dangerous - please read your SDS sheets, and that you are fully aware of the amount of time a sanitizer needs to stay on wet to be effective and the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing
We have limited open rec basketball for that reason Lynn
Swarthmore College: Indoor Pool, Indoor Tennis Center, Fitness Center, and Field House are all closed until further notice.
Vilayat Del Rossi
We have discontinued pick up sports in basketball courts....just a good game of HORSE and washing the basketball and hands after taking shots.
Facts. Enforcing policy is hard enough.
We are not checking out any equipment at this time so our pick up games have gone down - and students are staying away from one another - they are already not doing full contact as they had been
Florida International University announces closure yesterday for 4pm until April 4th. We were disinfecting with C-diff using electrostatic sprayers. Pro staff are working remotely.
Well said Bill.
Here at San Francisco State University, we are already closed except for opening our locker rooms/showers for 2 hrs/day, M/W/F. Please note that the City of Los Angeles has already closed all gyms and health clubs in the area. We will be posting things on social media/web to encourage students to do things wherever they are to continue to stay healthy and well.
Bill, as always, well said!
Agree. Closure is necessary for social distancing and reducing the spread or rate of spread.
Vilayat Del Rossi
We are currently open, but based on local changes and other CA facilities, I have recommended to campus leadership to close facility as soon as possible. I am awaiting response.
Sharing bodyweight workouts and yoga videos to our listservs
Yes Bill! Great point on how staying open may go against wellness. I advocated closing our facility but have been instructed by my administration to be open Mon-Fri 7-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5. We are typically staffed by students but they aren't permitted to work and have been dismissed from campus, so they are giving me dining services staff in need of hours to work the fitness center. Now I have to train dining staff to work in a fitness setting. I'm so frustrated by this.
we are going to be planning a virtual 5k.
Also considering streaming workouts via twitch
At Southern New Hampshire University we are looking to hold classes through zoom starting next week
Les Mills is offering free on demand programming for clients.
I think it would be helpful for NIRSA to send out a recommendation to close facilities.
Looking into streaming fitness programs
Our Fitness team is creating YouTube videos to pump out through social media
Vilayat Del Rossi
Can we pivot from the term "social distancing" to "physical distancing"...No need in making people feel more isolated that they might already feel. You can still stay socailly connected with a little physical distance.
Max Miller, Swarthmore College - We have a physical education requirement for ALL students. In the beginning phase of creating an online curriculum for physical education (fitness training, yoga, walk jog run, wellness seminar, etc.).
We partner with Les Mills and they have sent out an email to send to participants for at home workouts, and we are including other youtube workouts. Intramurals is ramping up an Esports tournament that students can participate in. Our club rowing coach is putting together an online regatta for participants as well.
Leadership Zoom ins for our club sport leaders
Getting our group fitness instructors to share LIVE workouts through facebook, and making sure that people have access to wellness resources that address mental health hurdles caused by this as well.
is les mills free just for institutions that have a contract or are they streaming for anyone?
We are finding already available resources (YouTube videos, etc) and sending those links to our students/community periodically. "Here's what you can do from home, on your own, with no equipment this week".
we are in the middle of hiring for the upcoming summer and fall semesters...planning on doing online zoom interviews so we can still get through all our applicants...
Will we be discussing staffing retention during this challenging time?
Beyond fitness, just being a resource for students who may be struggling with transitioning to online learning.
Being a point of contact for them.
What regulations are your institutions implementing regarding student employment and not being able to employ students while the institution is shut down?
Any ideas for connecting our student staff?
We are looking to partner with those in Student Life & Housing at Viterbo University
Also, ideas for student staff working remotely? So they can get paid?
Can we add a programming continuity section to the Google Document?
healthy cooking classes offered through zoom
One idea is developing an online outdoor challenge for marketing and interaction. For instance how to build a primitive fire safely and then have people post images or short videos tagging the rec center for a chance to win prizes.
Vilayat Del Rossi
We are setting up a Zoom room to possibly deliver group x, personal training, staff trainings, affinity center programs, interviews, onboaring training, undergraduate internships, etc.
really focus on what they are grateful for...try to focus on the positivity...
How are we managing stress in these trying times?
Down Dog Yoga On-Demand is open to anyone. Les Mills On-Demand is technically open to anyone they just aren’t advertising it that way.
A friend of mine set up a virtual cosplay night through google meetings instead of meeting at a bar. this can be adapted to group ex
The new research on z/igen is the idea of tribes smaller interest groups - and use of you tube and social media to create campus tribes based on interest areas - nature photography competitions, group workouts, etc
We're looking to run an online Intramurals video game tournament. We're also finishing editing on at home workout videos we'll be sending to participants. As well as exploring online consulting with our personal training clients and athletic training clients
What is everyone messaging to Student Staff members going unemployed during this time (specifically Rec Centers closed indefinitely)
We are advocating for at least work study students to still be paid.....waiting on HR.
Majority of my staff are work-study. Those who are on work-study will continue to be paid based on an average of their last 3 pay checks. We are working on a couple options for those who are not on work-study to continue to have work/be paid.
UNC Greensboro is paying students for scheduled shifts until further notice. Students are not required to work and are encouraged to leave campus.
UAB is paying all employees for at least two weeks. They are exploring additional funds for any weeks beyond that.
For those doing average of pay, has there been conversations regarding actually using their schedules?
University of Colorado Colorado Springs- We are closed for a month as of now. We have been asked to get creative on how we can have hire level student employees can "work" remotely. LinkedIn learning has free trainings that you can customize towards their positions, such as leadership, marketing, conflict management, customer service...etc.. Putting some guidelines around it now, such as students taking certain amount of these courses, and write a report of how they can apply it to their positions.
American University is publishing a menu of telework projects that we intend to open to all of our facility student employees.
I agree with the comment about could NIRSA send out a comment recommending full facility closure; I know however depending where you are and live could impact this but having that data or note from industry leader could be helpful
I would think that webinars and sharing reading, I bring back my digital in services for lifeguards with a heavy first aid
for campus rec programs that have nutrition- we are doing from home demos and recipes of VERY easy foods to make- rice, eggs, potatoes... this can help students who are living off campus and potentially quarantined.
we= University of Colorado Colorado Springs
In regards to virtual/remote wellness, such as bodyweight workouts, yoga, nutrition, activities to do in nature - would you plan on making these available to external community, other schools as well in addition to the students on your campus? This is a great opportunity for NIRSA as experts of health/wellness to lead a lot of other groups/people in need of these activities/knowledge. Would love to see a place like a shared document where some of these best practice videos can be found
Anything specific for IM Officials training? Lots of "You make the call" videos? Any fun ideas to keep them engaged?
Slack the app has also been useful for my student staff in place of teams.
I think the NFHS has some solid officiating courses/modules.
I started a discussion on NIRSA Connect to share various webinars and learning tools
great time for online service opportunities
here is a sample website https://www.catchafire.org/volunteer?name_filter=&type_filter=1&type_filter=2&page=1
Jill great idea!!!
We are asking our fitness student employees to send at least one card/note to the nursing homes around the city that are closed to visitors at part of that gratitude and connection piece that is so important right now.
One of the Channels in Teams I created was a "Break Room" to give the staff a space and the freedom to continue the social piece of work.
Thanks Bill. A lot of people can't be visited in hospitals and nursing homes right now either...so writing letters to patients in those areas could be a great group activity that can be done from a distance
I like that too
An idea to keep outdoor student staff engaged is putting out case studies or links to online quizzes to test their wilderness First aid knowledge. This could be expanded to students at large. The NOLS newsletter puts things out: https://blog.nols.edu/2018/05/31/shock-causes-treatments?utm_campaign=The%20Scenario&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84616883&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9MRRXdzY6e_xWFhlRhtLPjIHzVxa9ckXMSUX07rRTSQA_60zLabH8hEzatpJ0juD9wMjQjB-z1dTBnRvx6lFcpky3pMg&_hsmi=84616883
ECU just got asked the same question about childcare
Yes, chat can be saved
When does the risk of exercising/being active in the rec center facility outweigh the benefits of staying open? I think this is a question that people are trending and basing off of one another. I’m not the decision maker, just trying to stay up with the trends of the geographical area.
is anyone already thinking about their summer camp plans?
I just want to thank everyone on this call and the larger NIRSA Community for taking leadership in this area... many of our Special Olympics Programs worldwide have suspended training and competition. There is now a big gap in our athletes lives that needs to be filled where their sports used to be - all of these ideas that have come from this call will be great to help fill that need of health, wellness and activity.
Yes, summer camp is one of the main things we are working on remotely. I am hoping this is over by the summer.
We are. I agree with what George just translated.
Wondering how far in advance people have cancelled trips for outdoor? We cancelled up to Mar. 30 and pending updates in the next two weeks for the rest of the semester. If you have cancelled further what guidelines are you looking at to do so?
Several schools have done fitness challenges - is there a platform we can all get behind where college students could track their workout times that we could all share with various institutions - not sure who has platforms that could help support/host
Is there a good group fitness app that exists?
fitnessblender,com is a good sight
yogawithadriene is also awesome!
^ agreed! great resource!
Jillian thanks for the fitnessblender resource
For those who are working or hosting external camps in your facilities over the summer, what contingencies and communication are you having with those groups, and are you working through how you handle if a camper displays symptoms? Any educational tools you are planning to communicate to their counselors since they are not directly affiliated with your programs?
The breweries around me are closing,...now I have a crisis :)
that's the Craig Decker I know! :)
Tom - you need some books ;)
Outdoor Nation (AORE) had a Campus Challenge that was outdoor adventure related. Students submitted their outdoor activities for posts accumulation and could work together with campus as a whole. I wished there was one for fitness.
California and Ohio start home isolation for everyone over age 65 and those with underlying conditions today. Our entire states.
Yes please. Maybe Friday?
Thank you all for your input/ideas. Best of luck to everyone! Stay safe and healthy!
Yes ! This has been very helpful!!!!
Will a decision be made this week?
Great to hear from y'all.
Gives us some time to live in this environment for a bit
So are we.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!!!! YOU ALL ROCK!!!!
It wold be great to have a weekly functional area zoom for folks to chat with their area colleagues on ways to connect virtually - can NIRSA set these up?
Thanks Leah, Bill, and George for this! Be well, all!!!
Thank you all - Be well!
Thanks, everyone. Wash your hands!
Thank you all for facilitating this.
Yes, continue to webinars and Zooms - and would be great to have area specific focused ones (Directors, Assoc Directors, IMs, Group Ex/Fitness, Outdoor, Club Sports, etc)
Take care NIRSA Fam! Thanks all.
Take care of yourselves, everyone! STay Well!
thank you all
Thank you everyone!~ Very helpful!
Functional area specific would be awesome! Thanks NIRSA!
Take care, NIRSA Fam!
Thank you everyone
I would love a wellness/health education focused zoom meeting!!