Campus Recreation facilities closed at University Park

March 13, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Campus Recreation facilities, programs and services at University Park campus will be closed starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 13, through April 6 as part of Penn State’s efforts to maintain public health and safety in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.

The University understands the role that Campus Recreation’s facilities and offerings play in the fitness and wellness of the Penn State community. But in the best interest of the campus community, the University has decided to temporarily close recreation facilities and halt programs. The closure includes the Intramural Building, White Building, Hepper Fitness Center at Rec Hall, McCoy Natatorium, and West Fields. While access to the Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area will remain, Campus Recreation operations and offices will be closed. 

Best practices to avoid contracting the coronavirus, such as social distancing and maintaining hygiene would be challenging in campus fitness areas, pools, gymnasiums, and other facilities. The Campus Recreation closure comes as Penn State has shifted classes onlineissued international travel recommendationsasked employees to telecommute and canceled athletic competitions through the end of the academic year as the University responds to the global coronavirus outbreak.

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Last Updated March 17, 2020