• Beginning July 25, 2020, per the Governor's Executive Order 20-81, CERC patrons and visitors of the CERC are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses.

    • A face covering must cover the nose and mouth completely. 
    • Types of face coverings can include a paper or disposable mask, a cloth mask, a neck gaiter, a scarf, a bandanna, or a religious face covering. 

    Community Education Programming Face Covering Requirements: 
    All coaches and instructors are required to wear a face covering indoors and when working outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained.

    • Indoor Classes and Activities: Participants are required to wear face coverings during scheduled activities
    • Outdoor Classes and Activities: Participants are required to wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained
    • Indoor Recreation Activities and Group Fitness: Required to wear face covering until scheduled activity begins 
    • Outdoor Recreation Activities: It is strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when participating as an athlete in outdoor organized sporting events, to the extent possible, where social distancing is not being maintained.

    CERC Patrons and Visitors:

    • The order requires anyone entering and exiting the buildings as well as occupying common spaces (to include restrooms) to have a face covering/shield on.
    • Face coverings/shields may be temporarily removed:
      • When the level of exertion makes it difficult to wear a face covering while using the fitness equipment and the elevated walking track, provided that social distancing is always maintained.
      • When participating in an organized sport in a gym while the level of exertion makes it difficult to wear a face covering/shield, 
    • All patrons are reminded that although face coverings/shields are now being required within the buildings, proper social distancing and all other protocols (hand sanitizing, cleaning equipment, etc.) should always be followed.

    CERC face covering requirements/location

    • Common Areas/Restroom- Face covering at all times
    • Multi Purpose Room- Face covering at all times unless engaged in a group fitness class
    • Elevated Track-Although it is not required to wear a face covering during exercise on the elevated walking/running track; when possible, it is strongly recommended to wear a face covering due to the consistent movement of the public through that space. 
    • Cardio Area- Face covering is not required when operating a cardio machine. Please keep the face covering on until you begin the work out, and put it back on when you finish the workout.
    • Weight room- Although it is not required to wear a face covering during exercise in the weight room; when possible, it is strongly recommended to wear a face covering due to the consistent movement of the public through that space.
    • Gyms- Face Covering is required unless participating in organized sports where the level of exertion makes wearing a face covering difficult. 

    Persons exempt from face covering requirement: 

    • Children under age 2 years must not wear face coverings. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old are not required to wear face coverings, but are encouraged to wear a face covering when in public  if they can do so reliably without frequently touching or removing their face covering.
    • Persons who have medical or other health conditions, disabilities or mental health, developmental, or behavioral needs that make it difficult to tolerate wearing a face covering.
    • Any person who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, sleeping, incapacitated, or is otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    1. Do I have to wear a face covering when shooting hoops in the gym? It is strongly recommended to wear a face covering due to the consistent movement of the public through that space.   You can remove the face covering when participating in an organized sport in a gym while the level of exertion makes it difficult to wear a face covering/shield.
    2. What if I am the only one in the room or gym? We ask that you wear the face covering in all spaces unless the level of exertion makes wearing a face covering difficult. This includes if you are the only one in a space.
    3. Do I have to wear a mask on a cardio machine? You do not need to wear a face covering when operating a cardio machine. Please keep the  face covering on until you begin your work out, and put it back on when you finish the workout. 
    4. Can I come in the CERC without a mask? No, all must have a face covering from ages 5 and up.
    5. What if I don’t have a mask, do you supply them? No, we will not be supplying face coverings to people.