BOSTON, MA—April 27, 2020—After approximately a month of forced closures, states are slowly but surely opening for businesses.
To help the more than 40,000 U.S. clubs—employing nearly 800,000 Americans pre-shutdown—open as soon as is safely possible, IHRSA is reaching out to governors across the country. These efforts are putting the health of staff, members, and communities first.
“We’re reaching out to governors for two important reasons. First, to demonstrate the need for clubs to open as soon as is safely possible. It is vital that state administrators appreciate that health and fitness clubs are integral to the overall health and wellness of their communities,” said Joe Moore, president and CEO of IHRSA. “And, second, it’s important that these state administrators are aware that club operators want—and have prepared—to help establish opening procedures that prioritize health and safety.”