We’ve made a few changes to ensure the safety of our members and staff.

Our Center is open and we look forward to seeing you. We have developed an extensive plan to safely and responsibly reopen.

Your health and safety is our top priority.

We have developed an extensive plan to safely and responsibly reopen. Learn more about what we are doing to keep you safe at Ohio State Health and Fitness Center:

Safety precautions and what to expect
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Arrival and departure

Members will enter through parking lot doors to complete a COVID-19 screening and will then check in at the temporary front desk within the fitness center. When members leave, they will be required to check-out of the facility and exit the side door by the back stairwell near the locker rooms and Studio 1.

Capacity restrictions

We are currently limiting the number of members permitted in the center to 100 at any one time.

Click here to view our current capacity of our facility to help you decide on a time to visit. You will need to refresh the page to view the most up-to-date capacity.

  • Lap Pool: we will be allowing a maximum of 2 people per lane, swimming in opposite directions.
  • Warm Water Pool: maximum of 6 people in the warm water pool with social distancing.

Hours of operation

Our hours of operation are temporarily modified to clean and sanitize our facility as well as meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations.

  • Monday - Thursday 5 am - 9 pm
  • Friday 5 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 5 pm

Distancing

  • We encourage all members to practice social distancing of 6 feet between individuals.
  • The center will shut down every other piece of cardio equipment to encourage social distancing throughout the facility.

Closed Areas

  • Sauna and Steam Room

Disinfecting

  • Before we open the facility, we implemented Micro Shield 360 Antimicrobial, placed HEPA filter systems throughout the entire Fitness Center, ensured proper HVAC turnover throughout the entire center, and coordinated proper disinfecting measures with housekeeping and our medical director.
  • We will require members to clean equipment with provided alcohol wipes before and after use of equipment.

Screening

  • All members and employees will be screened in the lobby with thermal scanner to check temperature before being allowed into the fitness center.
  • All employees will be screened before coming into work as well as required to wear a mask when within the facility.

Member expectations

We also ask that you do your part to enhance the health and safety of our center by adhering to our member expectations. Please read our members expectations before visiting.

Questions and comments

If you have any questions or comments, please alert a staff member or email us at membership@osumc.edu. For any feedback, complete this survey. All submissions can remain anonymous and will help us make sure we are meeting your expectations.  

How we are keeping you safe

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Advanced Disinfecting

We use the MicroShield 360 system. It works to immediately kill then prevent future pathogens from living on treated surfaces.

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Advanced Air Filtration

Our facility is equipped with HEPA filtration and UV light sanitation capabilities to purify the air in high-traffic areas.

Enhanced safety measures

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Controlled Capacity

The number of individuals in the center - 50 members - as well as size of group fitness classes will be monitored and communicated in accordance with local guidelines.

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Personal Protection

Employees are required to wear masks/face coverings during work hours. Proper hand washing at regular intervals is required.

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Monitored Distancing

We are enforcing six feet of distance between all individuals. Equipment will be spaced appropriately.

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Employee Screening

Employees will be screened prior to every shift to ensure we have a healthy team.

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