EKU operating recreation center as warming center

Eastern Kentucky University President David McFaddin announced that the EKU Student Recreation Center will be operating as a warming center due to the recent ice storms, freezing temperatures and power outages.

McFaddin said that if you are a current EKU employee or student experiencing a power outage, EKU will be opening the Recreation Center and dining hall doors to provide some temporary relief.

“We offer our facilities to the Colonel family members as a gesture of comfort, compassion, and appreciation for your contribution to EKU,” McFaddin said in an email. 

The Student Recreation Center is now open to current EKU employees, current EKU students and their immediate family members living in the same household who are presently experiencing a power outage. You can view Recreation Center operating hours here. This opportunity will be available during operating hours through Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.

Everyone is required to wear a mask and stay within their family unit while inside the facility.

According to McFaddin, families experiencing a power outage can have one hot meal per person provided by the EKU Dining Services. Everyone must always wear facial coverings/masks, maintain social distancing standards and observe proper hygiene and sanitation.

“During severe weather, we recognize travel may be dangerous. We do not advocate that any EKU personnel or students take unnecessary risks. Travel at your own risk, use your best judgment, and please be safe if navigating our campus roadways and walkways,” McFaddin said.

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