COVID Frequently Asked Questions

We will continue to update this page with additional information, so check back often. Please contact us at recservices@kent.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Are face coverings required?
  • As of Mar. 3, 2022, face coverings are required only for academic courses in classrooms, laboratories and studios, as well as in the DeWeese Health Center, in the Child Development Center and on all PARTA buses on the Kent Campus.
  • Please refer to the university website for additional information.
What are the hours of operation for the SRWC?

The Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation & Wellness Center hours are listed on the Facility Hours page on our website.  Facility hours are evaluated on a continuous basis in adherence with safety guidelines and are subject to change. 

Who has access to the SRWC? 

We are currently open for all membership types and all guest passes options.

Additional information can be found on our website under Guest Passes.

What about my current membership and locker charges?

All membership and locker charges are currently being charged according to their respective schedules. 

What if I have a current membership and I am not comfortable returning at this time?

 Members can request a freeze to their membership for up to 3 months.  If you would prefer a longer timeframe, then we would cancel the membership and issue any necessary refund.  To freeze or cancel, members must complete the following Membership Change Form

What policies are in place to keep members safe?
  • Face coverings policy: (Updated Mar. 3, 2022)
    • Face coverings are required only for academic courses in classrooms, laboratories and studios, as well as in the DeWeese Health Center, in the Child Development Center and on all PARTA buses on the Kent Campus.
      Please refer to the university website for additional information.
  • Symptom screening: All patrons and staff are expected to self-screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and not enter the facility if they are feeling unwell, have known exposure in the last 14 days to someone with COVID-19, or are experiencing any symptoms as defined by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH): 
    • Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. 
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols: We have implemented and trained our staff on enhanced cleaning procedures using a variety of disinfecting agents effective against coronavirus. In order to perform our enhanced cleaning procedures, some areas and/or equipment may be temporarily unavailable for use throughout the day. 
  • Sanitizing stations: Hand sanitizing stations are placed in high traffic areas of the facility. Sanitizing wipe stations are located throughout exercise areas of the facility. 
  • Staff precautions: All staff regularly wash their hands while working and stay home if they are not feeling well, have known exposure to an individual with COVID-19, or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the ODH (see "Symptom Screening" above for full list.) 
    • Staff experiencing symptoms or with known exposure to COVID-19 will report this to the designated departmental COVID-19 staff response lead who will initiate contact tracing and communication protocol established by the University. 
  • Safety screens: Safety screens have been installed at the Pro Shop, Welcome Desk, Equipment Issue and Climbing Wall desk. 
What are your expectations of members?

The safety of our employees and our members is a shared responsibility. As such, we expect all our patrons to: 

  • Stay home or go home if they feel ill or experience any symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the Ohio Department of Health: 
    • Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. 
  • Face covering policy (Updated Mar. 3, 2022)
    • Face coverings are required only for academic courses in classrooms, laboratories and studios, as well as in the DeWeese Health Center, in the Child Development Center and on all PARTA buses on the Kent Campus.
    • Please refer to the university website for additional information.
  • Follow all other facility policies, rules and guidelines and must comply with guidance and direction provided by staff.
  • Wash hands often following CDC recommendations.
  • Wipe down equipment before AND after use.  Sanitizing wipe stations will be positioned throughout the facility. 
  • Avoid physical contact (high fives, handshakes, basketball games, etc.) 
  • Respect and follow safety procedures, guidelines, directional signage, and instructions from staff.
  • Follow traffic-flow patterns when applicable.  
  • Take extra precautions if you have an increased risk of illness.  See CDC guidelines
Can I receive an exemption from wearing a face covering? 

Kent Campus students requesting an accommodation from wearing a face covering should contact Student Accessibility Services at sas@kent.edu or by calling 330-672-3391. Regional Campus students should submit requests to their SAS representatives on their respective campuses. Faculty or staff seeking an accommodation should email Kent State’s Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at aa_eeo@kent.edu or call 330-672-2038.

All community members must contact the Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Are there be scanners/bar code readers to enter the facility? Can I swipe my card? 

Magnetic card readers and bar code scanners are available for members to self-swipe or scan their ID.  Members can scan a barcode Member ID using the new KSU Rec-Wellness app.  The KSU Rec-Wellness app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play.  Please go to the KSU Rec-Wellness App website for registration or login instructions.