Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines

23 | Return of the Sharks: Student Guidelines 22 Recreation & Wellness NSU’s RecPlex in the Don Taft University Center (Davie/ Fort Lauderdale campus) anticipates opening and being operational for the start of the fall semester/term to serve our on-campus students, faculty, staff, and members. Certain locations may be open or closed based on current recommendations from federal, state, and local public health experts. As of this time (June/July 2020), hours of operation are significantly reduced and will gradually increase as the adopted cleaning and safety measures are confirmed. Occupancy limits will be evaluated the closer we are to reopening in August. Patrons must wear face coverings upon entry into the RecPlex and should be worn when not engaging in actual exercise or exercise recovery. Entry will be limited to one turnstile going in and one for exit. Floor markers will be in place to assist with traffic flow and physical distancing. Patrons should maintain physical distancing even on the staircases. The front desk will be staffed by one person at a time and all payments will be by credit card only, preferably through touchless payment options. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own water. The RecPlex has a finite number of contactless water bottle refilling stations. Saunas and showers will be closed per Broward County guidelines. Restrooms and locker areas will be available and physical distancing requirements will be enforced. All equipment in the fitness center will be rearranged to provide for 10-foot minimum spacing. As a result, some equipment may be marked as unavailable. Also, some equipment may be relocated to the basketball court area to allow for physical distance and create greater accessibility. You must always clean each machine after use using the provided sanitizing wipes available. Group exercise classes will be offered on a limited schedule and will be located on one of the basketball courts to promote physical distancing and to allow for maximum participation. Group class patrons must bring and use their own water bottles, hand sanitizer, and towels to minimize sweat contamination. Due to limited class space, as well as to promote physical distancing, patrons will be required to sign-up for group exercise classes in advance. More information on that process will be forthcoming. Equipment checkout will be limited or suspended to avoid sharing of high-touch sports equipment. Racquetball and tennis will be permitted but limited to two players only and you must bring your own balls and equipment. Group pick-up games on indoor and outdoor basketball courts is prohibited as physical distancing cannot be maintained. Organized, spaced out “shoot-arounds” will be allowed by a maximum of four persons per basket and players must bring their own basketballs. At this time the university’s plan is that the leisure pool will remain open as medical and aquatic experts confirm that there is no evidence that coronavirus can be transmitted through the water in pools that are properly treated (chlorine and pH). Pool furniture will be removed. The same protocols for RecPlex will apply to all regional campus fitness areas. Equipment will be spaced out to promote physical distancing and cleaning supplies provided as per normal. Transportation NSU vehicles (including golf carts) are limited to two simultaneous occupants. Golf cart occupants, whether one or two, must wear face coverings. If two occupants are in a street vehicle, then both are required to wear a face covering. Public Transportation/NSU Transit If you must take public transportation or use the NSU shuttle, wear a face covering, keep it on for the duration of the transport, and avoid touching surfaces with your hands. Maximum one person per row, ten riders per shuttle. Upon disembarking, wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol as soon as you can. Travel & Study Abroad For NSU students, faculty, and staff, non-essential travel is currently prohibited. During the pandemic timeframe, NSU students, faculty, and staff may continue to travel between NSU locations, as needed. Students or student organizations interested in any off- campus travel for conferences or other activities must contact Dr. Michelle Manley, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for approval ( ) . Study Abroad/Travel Study Programs All study abroad and travel study programs have been cancelled for Fall 2020. The Office of International Affairs, in cooperation with the Office of Risk Management, will continue to monitor travel advisories and individual country conditions from the U.S. Department of State and our study abroad partner organizations and universities regarding the feasibility of Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 programs. Please contact the Office of International Affairs at or (954) 262-7240 for additional information. BE A SMART SHARK. MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCE. Handshakes and hugs aren’t a good idea, but a wave and a “Fins Up!” are! USE A FACE COVERING. Cover your mouth and nose and avoid touching your face. WASH YOUR HANDS, PLEASE. Spend at least 20 seconds and use plenty of soap and water. DON’T FEEL WELL? STAY HOME. Monitor your symptoms and call your doctor early on. KEEP IT CLEAN. Clean and disinfect all surfaces and objects you frequently touch. STAY INFORMED. Visit and