PHILADELPHIA - Gyms and fitness centers in Philadelphia will be allowed to reopen on Monday after being shut down since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The governor did allow gyms and fitness centers to stay open under some strict safety standards — requiring masks in use at all times, six feet distance between people. He recommended people exercise outdoors as much as possible,” Philadelphia’s Health Commissioner Dr. James Farley said during a press briefing on Thursday.
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Philadelphia gyms must adhere by similar safety guidelines. In addition, exercise classes must be fewer than 10 people.
Farley noted that many people find it difficult to exercise while wearing a mask, so he recommended those people avoid gyms because masks will be required.
The health department will be doing unannounced inspections at city gyms.
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