Update on Face Covering Requirement at Koret

Dear Members of the USF Community,

We wanted to provide you with an update to face covering requirements in the Koret Health and Recreation Center. After reviewing the latest San Francisco Safer Return Together Order, USF is aligning with this order and revising its face covering requirement for Koret. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 1, individuals who are working out in Koret will no longer be required to wear face coverings while inside the facility.

In order to meet the requirements in the order, the following changes to the operations in Koret have been made or will be made prior to Nov. 1:

  • All individuals within the facility working out must be fully vaccinated and there are no exceptions. This means no children under 12 years old and no individuals with medical or religious vaccine exemptions.
  • Koret will no longer be allowing drop-in guests to use the facility.
  • Individuals may still wear a face covering at any time if they feel more comfortable doing so.
  • If, through USF contact tracing, there is an outbreak (i.e., three or more COVID-19 positive individuals use Koret in a rolling 14-day period under Cal/OSHA rules), then face coverings must be worn again for 30 days following the last case. Any reversion back to masking will be communicated.

Koret classroom spaces

Students and faculty in all academic classes being held in Koret will continue to wear face coverings.

Tours of Koret

Departments on campus that take groups of individuals on tours of Koret must ensure that their groups continue to remain masked while touring the facility.

At this time, there are no changes to the face covering policy for all other indoor areas on campus as well as at outdoor events. Face coverings must still be worn in all other indoor spaces except as outlined above. Thank you for continuing to wear your face coverings and for doing the Dons Health Check each time you come to campus.


Shanie Chambers, Director, Koret Recreational Sports Department
Eric Giardini, Director, Campus Resilience
Diane Nelson, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources