Costello Sports Complex Scheduled to Reopen August 31

Costello Sports Complex Scheduled to Reopen August 31

Updated Aug. 18, 2020

Costello Sports Complex Scheduled to Reopen Aug. 31

Here are the changes you can expect to find when you enter the Costello Sports Complex:

Facility Access

Facility access will be open to current faculty, staff and students. At this point, the complex will not be open to community members, families of faculty, staff and students, or for outside rentals.

Building Hours 

August 31–September 6, 2020 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday
8 a.m. to noon, Saturday
Closed Sunday

September 7, 2020 — Closed for the Holiday

September 8–November 25, 2020* 
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays
Closed Sundays and Holidays
*Hours contingent upon the ability to hire work-study students

To gain access and use the Costello Sports Complex, users must:

  • Present a USM ID to enter
  • Wear a face covering over the mouth and nose at all times, including while exercising. A face shield without a mask or gator mask are not be permitted
  • Be prepared to be checked in twice if using the facility for recreational purposes
  • Check-in will occur upon entry to Costello
  • Check-in will include answering NO to the following questions:
    Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
    Have you traveled from out of state or overseas in the last 14 days? 
    Have you been in contact with anyone who has tested positive or is having symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
    Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    Cough - Fever
    Headache - Shortness of Breath
    Chills - Fatigue
    Muscle/body aches - Confusion
    Loss of taste - Loss of hearing
    Access will not be permitted for anyone answering YES to any of the questions above and follow-up questions may occur
  • Check-in will occur again if recreating in Hill Gymnasium, Gorham Fitness Center or in the USM Field House for recreational purposes
  • Keep appropriate social distancing throughout facility

EXERCISE/RECREATIONAL AREAS

Gorham Fitness Center

  • Users will be required to check-in and out of Gorham Fitness Center
  • Wear a face covering over the mouth and nose at all times, including while exercising. A face shield without a mask and gator mask are not be permitted
  • Only 18 individuals can use the fitness center at one time.
  • Come dressed to exercise - locker rooms are not available
  • All equipment will be spaced 14 feet apart
  • Patrons will be asked to maintain appropriate social distancing
  • Users must wipe down exercise equipment prior to and following each use
  • High Touch surfaces will be disinfected every one to two hours by student staff
  • Costello Locker Rooms will be closed to all
  • Certain restrooms will remain open, e.g., restrooms located in locker rooms will be closed
  • One-way traffic flow once inside
  • Traffic will run counterclockwise upon entry - floor stickers will indicate traffic flow
  • No mats will be allowed in facility
  • If a bag is brought into facility, the space used to hold bag must be wiped down prior to and after use

Hill Gymnasium

  • Users will be required to check-in and out of Hill Gymnasium for recreational use
  • Wear a face covering over the mouth and nose at all times, including while exercising. A face shield without a mask and gator mask are not be permitted
  • Only 30 can be use Hill Gymnasium for classes (30 individuals only) - recreational use can vary depending on the activity involved - anywhere between 6 - 30 people
  • Hill Gymnasium will be used for classrooms and practices through the majority of the day
  • Recreational use cannot occur while classes or practices are in session
  • If time allows, a hoop may be used - one shooter at a hoop - user must have their own ball
  • No large group recreational play in Hill Gymnasium
  • One-way traffic flow once inside
  • Traffic will run counterclockwise upon entry
  • High Touch surfaces will be disinfected every one to two hours by who?
  • Users must wipe down fitness equipment prior to and after use
  • Costello Locker Rooms will be closed to all - please come dressed for recreational play
  • If a bag is brought into facility, the space used to hold bag must be wiped down prior to and after use

USM Field House

  • Users will be required to check-in and out of the USM Field House for recreational use
  • Wear a face covering over the mouth and nose at all times, including while exercising. A face shield without a mask and gator mask are not be permitted
  • Only 50 individuals total can be in field house at one time with the following parameters
  • Some Gorham Fitness Center equipment will be brought to Field House for use
  • The Field House will be used for classrooms (30 individuals only) and practices for some of the day.
  • Recreational use cannot occur while classes or practices are in session
  • The following parameters must be followed in the Field House:
  • Recreational joggers should utilize inside two lanes and walkers utilize outside 3 lanes
  • 6 allowable hoops - if available, one shooter at a hoop - user must have their own ball
  • One-way traffic in Field House - counterclockwise
  • High Touch surfaces will be disinfected every one to two hours by staff
  • Costello Locker Rooms are closed to all - please come dressed for recreational play
  • If a bag is brought into facility, the space used to hold bag must be wiped down prior to and after use

USM Ice Arena—scheduled for opening on September 21, 2020

  • Wear a face covering over the mouth and nose at all times, including while exercising. A face shield without a mask and gator mask are not be permitted
  • The Ice Arena Classroom can hold 12 people
  • The Alumni Reception Center can hold 37 people
  • The Ice Sheet can hold 50 people
  • Ice Arena Locker Rooms will not be open at this time
  • Ice Arena will be open for public skate and team use
  • Users will be required to check-in and out of the USM Ice Arena for use
  • Foot traffic will be marked appropriately for social distancing

As Costello re-opens, please know that these plans have been put in place to help keep us all as safe as possible. Please be patient with us and each other as we all navigate through these challenging times. We will all need to do our part for the health and safety of our community. The most important thing we can do is wear face coverings while on campus as directed.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!