Can Gyms Stay Open Under California’s New Stay-At-Home Order?

by Publisher CoachellaValley | December 7, 2020 11:10 am

Sweeping new coronavirus restrictions set in Sunday night for most of California.

What to know about gyms and fitness centers:

As for gyms and fitness centers, outdoor operations may continue under the order as long as COVID-19 safety guidelines are met. Under the new restrictions, outdoor exercise can occur in groups no larger than 12, according to the state’s guidelines.

“Gyms in counties in a region that is impacted by the order must stop indoor operations,” California’s website states. “Outdoor gyms meet the essential

“Members of the same household are encouraged to maintain physical and mental health by safely going to a park, a beach, hike, walk, or bike ride with members of their own household,” according to California’s website.

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Gym owners are allowed to provide a tent, canopy or another sun shelter for patrons as long as no more than one side is closed to allow for airflow.

Outdoor pools can be open but outdoor hot tubs are only allowed to be used by “household groups,” or in tubs that allow for six feet of distancing. Indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms were ordered to remain shuttered.

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  1. Protesters Descend on El Paseo Drive, Restaurants Stay Open In Defiance of New Order: https://coachellavalley.com/protesters-descend-on-el-paseo-drive-restaurants-stay-open-in-defiance-of-new-order/
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