As vaccine distribution broadens, states and regions have loosened COVID-19 restrictions on businesses—bringing life that much closer to normal. While the reopening process trickles on, it’s key to continue to follow the safety protocols and risk mitigation measures to help reduce the spread.
This week’s roundup highlights regions of the U.S. that have reopened health and fitness clubs, a study that suggests mask-wearing during exercise is safe, a new product that keeps gym-goers’ equipment sanitized, and the exercise children with learning and physical difficulties are doing to improve their communication skills.
Los Angeles County Allows Gyms to Resume Indoor Operations
Health and fitness clubs in Los Angeles County, CA, are authorized to reopen indoors at 10% capacity. Brian Whelan, owner of Foothill Gym in Monrovia, CA, is optimistic about the loosening restrictions. He told KTLA, “A lot of people have suffered loss of jobs so we’re glad to be providing employment and keep everybody’s level of sanity, health, and fitness during the pandemic.” Masks are required in health clubs, gyms, and studios across L.A.