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Is Visiting a Gym Risky During Times of COVID

As gyms are reopening, you’ll want to follow CDC guidelines for safety if you begin visiting one.

While still viewed as risky, you can reduce risks of contracting COVID at a fitness facility, according to the CDC, by following these reccomendations:
o staff members and patrons should wear a mask
o facilities should enforce consistent and correct mask use (including during high-intensity activities)
o facilities should continuously wipe down exercise equipment, door handles, etc. (patrons should also wipe down equipment and benches/dumbbells/barbells when done)
o physical distancing
o facilities MUST improve ventilation by hiring professionals to evaluate and correct where airflow is ineffective
o patrons and staff members to stay home when ill

Exercising outdoors or virtually could further reduce virus transmission risk.

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