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Campus Rec stops requiring online workout appointments


fter statewide measures increased gym capacities to 50 percent, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center has lifted the requirement to book a time slot online. | File photo

After statewide measures increased gym capacities to 50 percent, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center has lifted the requirement to book a time slot online. | File photo

Beginning Oct. 5, students no longer have to make an appointment online to work out at the UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Since the reopening on Aug. 10, the Recreation Center was allowed 25 percent max capacity in the fitness zone. To regulate this, students were required to make an appointment for a certain time slot. When gyms were increased to 50 percent capacity, the Rec Center removed the appointment regulation. 

“With the max capacity for fitness centers in Texas increasing to 50 percent, our reservation process became an unnecessary barrier to getting a convenient workout in, therefore we eliminated the reservation requirement,” said Fitness Programing assistant director Andrew Jones.  

Despite getting rid of reservations,

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  • November 12, 2020
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Planning a Florida Keys vacation? Check this guide to top stops along the way

Looking to unwind this summer with a relaxing beachside vacation? Luckily for you, the Florida Keys is still open for business.

One of Florida’s most popular vacation getaways, the Keys is back up and running — albeit with some new COVID-19 guidelines. While nearly all of the restaurants and attractions are operating, they’re subject to social distancing and limited capacity in some instances.

In addition, everyone in Monroe County, which covers the 125-mile island chain, must wear masks indoors and outside when social distancing isn’t possible. While the Keys is known for being a laid-back destination, the mask mandate extends to any roofed areas — including the copious number of outdoor tiki restaurants and bars, so be prepared.

“We’re just trying to work with officials and and still provide a fun and enjoyable, typical Florida Keys experience,” said Andy Newman, media relations director for the Florida Keys and Key West

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