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NYC Gyms Reopen After Months Of Coronavirus Closure
NEW YORK, NY – Pack a mask in your bag and prepare for a more-spacious indoor workout as New York City’s gyms reopen under strict guidelines.
Gyms are set to start reopening Wednesday for the first time since March, when coronavirus closures swept over the city.
The reopening comes with strings attached — applications, health inspections, a 33 percent capacity limit and mandatory mask wearing.
But even with restrictions the reopening likely will be welcome for gym goers and owners, especially after doubts were raised they would go forward after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement they could reopen.
Mayor Bill de Blasio worried the city’s health inspectors would be too busy making sure schools could reopen. Health officials appeared to solve the problem by conducting virtual inspections.
More information on the city’s gym reopening guidelines can be found here. Gym customers should check with their gyms to see where they stand on reopening, if at all.
Indoor gym classes and pools will remain closed under coronavirus restrictions.