IWC Exercise Guidelines & Best-Practices
Should I wear a mask at the gym? Do we need to wear a mask while working out?
At this time, per City of Winona and WSU protocols, face masks are required in all WSU facilities. IWC staff are working with faculty and practicing students from HERS and Bridges Health to create healthy mask usage during exercise best-practices to share. We encourage exercising outdoors while the weather is mild and to listen to your body and taper workouts while exercising indoors with a mask.

Preparation is key: come prepared with a mask; students concerned about working out in a sweaty or wet mask should plan to bring several masks to switch out during workouts to ensure optimal breathing. Please bring pre-filled water bottles since the water fountains will shut off - with the exception of bottle-filling stations.  More up to date information is available online at

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