Covid-19 Policies

The following rules are not intended to cover all instances or be all-inclusive. Other rules (specific to programs) may apply and shall be considered binding to all participants. Recreational Sports reserves the right to change or amend these policies as deemed necessary for the safety and functionality of the facility, program or activity. Compliance with Recreational Sports staff is expected at all times. Failure to comply with staff and interpreted policies may result in suspension or termination of membership.

Covid-19 Policies

Individuals must check-in with Recreational Sports Staff to confirm valid Trojan Check upon arrival. Some facilities still require reservations which can be made at myrecsports.usc.edu.

Safety Guidelines

USC Village Fitness Center: The USC Village Fitness Center has been opened for socially-distanced activities and select group exercise classes. Please enter through the interior of the village and exit the facility on Jefferson Street.

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Stay home if you have come in close contact with someone who has been infected with Covid-19, and contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
  • Check with the host facility ahead of time for any protocols that may apply in your area and at that facility.
  • Arrive at the facility close to assigned start time, ready to exercise, and depart immediately after you finish your workout.
  • No lingering in the facility.
  • Bring your own water bottles, towels, or personal yoga mat.
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Patron is encouraged to clean equipment before and after use. Cleaning wipes will be provided.
  • Use headbands, hats, towels or wristbands to avoid touching your face during workout.
  • Wash hands often (before / after workout) or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Except as may be otherwise required by your facility or by local guidelines, wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times except when drinking fluids. Starting on Tuesday, January 18th 2022, all individuals entering our indoor recreation facilities will be required to wear medical grade masks, which at minimum are surgical masks and may also include higher grade respirator masks (N95, KN95, or KF94). This policy includes any campus location where masking is currently required.
  • Stalled showers are fully open and open shower bays are operating at 50% capacity.
  • Bags are not permitted on the fitness floor – they will be confiscated and retuned for a fee of $10 if not secured with a lock in a locker.

Tennis Courts: Because playing outdoor tennis does not require direct person-to-person contact, tennis players can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that tennis offers while maintaining over six feet physical distancing. All participants using tennis courts will need to follow the below guidelines,

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Stay home if you have come in close contact with someone who has been infected with Covid-19, and contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
  • Check with the host facility ahead of time for any protocols that may apply in your area and at that facility.
  • Arrive at the facility close to assigned start time, ready to play, and depart immediately after you finish playing.
  • Bring your own water bottles, towels, or any other personal equipment and store items inside your tennis bag when not in use.
  • No doubles permitted, only two participants per court.
  • Noise ordinance enforced.
  • No motorized equipment, skateboard, or bicycles.
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Bring your own chairs (if feasible) and avoid sharing a bench.
  • Use headbands, hats, towels or wristbands to avoid touching your face during play.
  • Wash hands often (before / after matches) or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Note: While there is no evidence that Covid-19 can be transmitted by touching tennis balls, potential droplet precautions can be taken to minimize risk while playing tennis, such as washing your hands thoroughly or using hand sanitizer before arriving at and after leaving the court, as well as avoiding touching your face.
  • Patrons must wear a face covering if not fully vaccinated.
  • No food allowed.
  • Clearly verbalize score at the start of each point and use technology to report scores (text and email).
  • Maintain safe physical distance between players during the racquet spin at the start of a match.
  • Maintain physical distancing if changing ends of the court and when taking a break.
  • Offer an acknowledgment such as a nod, a thumbs up or a “good match” or a racquet tap instead of shaking players’ hands.

Brittingham Field, Cromwell Track, and Village Turf: According to CDC, trails and open spaces can provide opportunities for physical activity while also providing opportunities for a break, health, and wellness. People are encouraged to use parks, trails, and open spaces safely while following current guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Stay home if you have come in close contact with someone who has been infected with Covid-19, and contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
  • Check with the host facility ahead of time for any protocols that may apply in your area and at that facility.
  • No organized sporting activity allowed, only individual workouts are permitted.
  • Arrive at the facility close to assigned start time, ready to exercise, and depart immediately after you are done with your workout.
  • Bring your own water bottles and towels. No glass containers.
  • Noise ordinance enforced.
  • No motorized equipment, skateboard, or bicycles.
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Avoid sharing a bench or sitting next to someone.
  • Use headbands, hats, towels or wristbands to avoid touching your face during workout.
  • Wash hands often (before / after working out) or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Patrons must wear a face covering if not fully vaccinated.
  • No food allowed.
  • Maintain safe physical distance when visiting our Recreational facilities.

While masks are not required for outdoor venues, we ask that attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated, consider wearing them for their own protection and the protection of others. Access to indoor venues for locker rooms and restrooms will require a mask be worn. Individuals must wear a mask whenever they cannot maintain a 6’ physical distance from those outside of their household. Anyone refusing to comply with health and safety protocols are subject to removal from the event. To notify the university of a positive case of COVID-19, please call 213-740-6291 or email covid19@usc.edu."

Rec. Swimming: According to the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through recreational water.

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Stay home if you have come in close contact with someone who has been infected with Covid-19, and contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
  • Check with the host facility ahead of time for any protocols that may apply in your area and at that facility.
  • Arrive at the facility close to assigned start time, ready to exercise, and depart immediately after you are done with your workout.
  • Bring your own water bottles and towels. No glass containers.
  • Noise ordinance enforced.
  • No motorized equipment, skateboard, or bicycles.
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Avoid sharing a bench or sitting next to someone.
  • Use towels to avoid touching your face during workout.
  • Wash hands often (before / after working out) or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Patrons must wear a face covering if not fully vaccinated.
  • No food allowed.
  • Maintain safe physical distance when visiting our Recreational facilities.

HSC Fitness Center

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Stay home if you have come in close contact with someone who has been infected with Covid-19, and contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
  • Check with the host facility ahead of time for any protocols that may apply in your area and at that facility.
  • Arrive at the facility close to assigned start time, ready to exercise, and depart immediately after you finish your workout.
  • No lingering in the facility.
  • Bring your own water bottles, towels, or any other personal equipment.
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Patron is encouraged to clean equipment before and after use. Cleaning wipes will be provided.
  • Use headbands, hats, towels or wristbands to avoid touching your face during workout.
  • Showers are available but we have not yet resume towel service.
  • Patrons must wear a face covering if not fully vaccinated.
  • Wash hands often (before / after workout) or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • Except as may be otherwise required by your facility or by local guidelines, wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times except when drinking fluids. Starting on Tuesday, January 18th 2022, all individuals entering our indoor recreation facilities will be required to wear medical grade masks, which at minimum are surgical masks and may also include higher grade respirator masks (N95, KN95, or KF94). This policy includes any campus location where masking is currently required.
  • No food allowed.
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