Updated June 17th:
The College’s recreational tennis courts along Southworth Street and the track at Weston Field remain open for individuals to use at their own risk. We hope this continues to give members of the campus and local community opportunities for recreation and exercise. In addition to the usual rules governing the use of these facilities, everyone will be expected to practice social distancing and other public health protocols as outlined in the State’s Safety Standards for Parks, Open Space, and Outdoor Education Programs – Phase II. Please use particular care to maintain a safe distance on the track.\
The College’s practice and varsity fields will remain closed to large gatherings, and in compliance with State Guidelines we continue to discourage contact sports activities at those venues, since appropriate social distancing cannot be maintained. While the State has permitted reopening of some facilities to adult sports and supervised youth programming, the College out of an abundance of caution has chosen at this time not to open these facilities.. While we work towards the goal of reopening such spaces, the fields, outdoor basketball courts, paddle tennis courts, and all indoor athletic facilities will remain closed.
The reopening of indoor fitness spaces and gyms fall in Phase III of Massachusetts Reopening guidelines. Once the State enters Phase III and the requirements for the operation of such facilities are made public we will be working on assessing if we can safely operate said facilities. We anticipate that we will move cautiously and possibly on a different timeline than the state guidance allows for the opening of these facilities.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding through this time. For a great many of us, outdoor recreation is an important aspect of daily life, especially in the current environment. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the people around you is also an important thing to do. Please enjoy the recreational opportunities, while helping each other by using them with care and caution. Be safe out there.