Changes in Dining and the Student Recreation Center

2 min read Radford University changes certain dining locations and hours, and the Student Recreation Center advises students to social distance.

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Photo Credit: (Dylan Lepore) Radford University continues to make changes to accomodate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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By Abigail Morin | amorin1@radford.edu

Radford University has continued to adjust to the effects of COVID-19 and social distancing rules, this time through dining and the Student Recreation & Wellness Center.

As of Sept. 4, hours and locations of specific dining options have changed. The university updated its hours on its Dine On Campus website and through its August 2020 Radford University Dining Newsletter. The university also sent out emails Tuesday, Sept. 1, and Wednesday, Sept. 2, regarding food options and a new protocol for the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

As of Sept. 4, hours and locations of specific dining options have changed.

According to the newsletter, Outtakes, similar to a convenience store, is now to the left of Fairfax Street Subs and Snacks. 

Au Bon Pain (Main Café) became a “breakfast/brunch” only location closing at 3 p.m. As this “will provide additional time to prepare all of your favorite on-the-go evening snacks, which will be available at Au Bon Pain – Express in the Bonnie,” according to the email.

Pinkberry became a “late-night dessert experience” and is open from 5 – 10 p.m.

The New River Grille House in Muse Hall is only serving its “classic restaurant dining experience.” They removed the buffet option that was previously available for lunch with only sit and order service available.

“For most individuals, it is completely safe to wear a face-covering while working out, and there is no reliable data that shows wearing a face covering is toxic to individuals with no preexisting respiratory or cardiovascular conditions.”

In the email sent out Sept. 2, the Student Recreation & Wellness Center mandated that anyone entering the facility is required to wear a mask at all times.

The university states, “For most individuals, it is completely safe to wear a face-covering while working out, and there is no reliable data that shows wearing a face covering is toxic to individuals with no preexisting respiratory or cardiovascular conditions.”

Students are advised to start at a slower pace than usual to re-acclimate to high-intensity exercise. Radford University is continuing to advise students to monitor their health and body closely.