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Gyms Can Reopen Beginning Next Monday, Governor Says

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Aug. 17, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Work out aficionados can rejoice as gyms and fitness centers will be able to reopen next week after nearly five months of statewide closures, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today.

Gyms are permitted to reopen as soon as Monday, Aug. 24, subject to several restrictions. The operators, for instance, must limit their maximum capacity to one-third– and gym members and employees must wear masks at all times in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Local health departments must also inspect each gym either before it reopens or within two weeks of its opening to make sure the operators are following all health requirements. Each gym’s HVAC system, must be updated to meet state guidelines.

Cuomo says the localities must open the gyms by Sept. 2.

Local governments will be in charge of deciding whether to allow fitness classes at gyms.

“Some gyms have classes,” Cuomo said. “Localities can decide whether or not those classes can be undertaken.”

New York City announced after Cuomo’s press conference that it will not be allowing indoor fitness classes at this time.

Indoor museums, aquariums and other cultural institutions can also open on Aug. 24 at 25 percent maximum capacity, after their initial reopening date was postponed.

The museums and cultural institutions must initiate timed ticketing, staggered entry and controlled traffic flow, strict facial covering enforcement and enhanced cleaning protocols.

Bowling alleys were also permitted to reopen today at 50 percent capacity.

Indoor dining in New York City is still not permitted. Cuomo provided no updates as to when indoor dining can reopen in the Big Apple.

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Gustava

So happy about this. The tenant who lives above us is driving us crazy with her at home work out routines. Especially the ones in the middle of the night when her personal trainer visits. Hopefully we will get some peace during the day when gyms are open.

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Caroline

My oxygen level was at 93 percent during my covid 19 follow up visit. So my doctor told me to take off my mask and sit for 5 minutes in his office. He then retested my oxygen level and it was at 99 percent.

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Dawn

Some will open only to close and go out of business. Most people will not be going back to work out indoors.

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Flame of Liberty

Please note that Cuomo did NOT open gyms because it’s safe! This scumbag opened gyms because he was being SUED! This is not a country for sheep and will never be! You need to stand watch and fight for Liberty because kings, queens and politicians want to control you!

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David

Flame- All you do is post on a blog you’re no fighter. This is Trumps pandemic and Trump will pay.

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Crazier than fiction

What governor is pushing back against an independent investigation on the nursing home murders? What govenor signed an executive order giving immunity to nursing home executives? What governor received millions in “donations” from nursing home companies? Hahah and you say it’s Trump’s pandemic? It’s no use reasoning with a Dem… They’re their worst enemy and their own demise.

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#dumpcuomo

Too late. But Cuomo has his personal trainer come to his mansion so no problem for him. Worst governor after maybe Witless in Michigan and the fool in California.

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