The Fitness Center is now open to students and employees only,

Current – Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–noon

Beginning Sept 14 – Mon/Wed, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Tues/Thurs, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Fri/Sat, 9 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center
Reopening update – Sept. 4

Hi all! As we come to the end of the first full week of our phase one reopening, we want to give an update and announce a tentative reopening date for our community members.

The fitness center opened to UMM students and employees on Aug. 26. The past eight days have given
us a great opportunity to train our student staff and implement our new protocols. I am excited to say that everyone is adjusting to the new policies extremely well and we have had close to 100%
compliance.

We are now tentatively planning to reopen to community members on Monday, Oct. 5. While this date is subject to change, we will be working diligently to meet this target date.

In this phase of reopening, the Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center will be open to anyone whose membership was current as of March 13. We will not be accepting new members and will not be offering day passes at this time.

We are planning for the Oct. 5 reopening to include the fitness center, as well as the locker rooms and pool. Again, this is tentative, as the locker rooms and pool are currently closed.

Some of the new policies that are in place include:

  • Face coverings will be required at all times.
  • Open hours will be limited.
  • We will have strict capacity limits for the building and each open area.
    • As a result, we are implementing a recommended registration process.
  • Everyone who enters the facility will be subject to a COVID screening process, which will include a symptom questionnaire.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to learn how to operate a fitness facility during a pandemic. Please be on the lookout for further updates.

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to Mike Belanger at michael.belanger@maine.edu.

Sincerely,

The Fitness Center Staff
Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center