Below are the COVID Guidelines for the Payne Whitney Gymnasium (PWG) for Fall 2021. Members who do not comply with the information below, signage posted throughout the facility or staff instruction will be asked to leave the facility and may be subject to membership suspension and University sanctions. Guidelines are subject to change without notice.
The Fall 2021 COVID Guidlines below begin on Monday, August 30th. Click Here for Summer 2021 COVID Guidelines.
PWG Access & Vaccination Requirement - Updated 8/26
Vaccinations - The PWG will be open to fully vaccinated Yale students, faculty, and staff only. Unvaccinated Yale students, faculty and staff are not permitted to enter the PWG.
Yale Faculty and Staff - Memberships and access to the PWG for fully vaccinated Yale faculty and staff will resume on Tuesday, September 7th. Click Here for more information on reactivation or enrollment in Yale Faculty and Staff memberships.
Non Yale Faculty, Staff and Students - We will continue the suspension of spouse, household, and community memberships.
Member Access - To access the PWG members are required to present their Yale ID at the Welcome Desk. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Reservations - Reservations will no longer be required as of Monday, August 30th.
Face Coverings - Updated 8/26
At this time, we will require members to wear a face covering at all times, unless actively hydrating, swimming, or showering.
Social Distancing - Updated 8/26
As all members are vaccinated, they may fully engage in all activities.
Wiping Down Equipment - 8/26
Members must wipe all shared objects and key equipment touch points with disinfectant wipes before and after use.
PWG Activity Spaces, Locker Rooms, and Recreation Programs - Updated 8/26
Activity Spaces - By Tuesday, September 7th all our recreation activity spaces including the Israel Fitness Center, Lanman Center, 3rd floor pool, and 5th, 6th, & 8th floor activity spaces and studios will be open to members. The Brady Squash Center will remain closed to members until at least October 1st.
Locker Rooms - On Tuesday, September 7th the PWG locker rooms and locker rentals will be available to members. Towel service will be suspended for the fall.
Recreation Programs - We will resume Group Fitness and Wellness (formerly Physical Education classes), Personal Training, and Undergraduate Intramurals, Grad/Pro Intramurals, and Club Sports this fall. Information for specific programs will be available in the coming days.