Governor Ducey released guidance for gyms and fitness providers to resume operations following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) precautions for people utilizing gyms and for employees.
Indoor gyms and fitness centers in Apache, Cochise, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima and Yavapai counties may attest to reopen in compliance with ADHS COVID-19 Guidelines including operating at 25 percent occupancy.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) released guidelines and phases for the eventual reopening of gyms and fitness providers. The benchmarks ”minimal,” “moderate” and “substantial,” as defined by the CDC, are used to determine the level of COVID-19 community spread and indicate reopening phases. Metrics must be met for two consecutive weeks to move into a reopening phase.
ADHS will update a dashboard on Thursdays indicating the reopening benchmark and its metrics each county meets.
Substantial: remain closed
Moderate: operate at 50 percent occupancy, must implement ADHS mitigation requirements
Minimal: operate at 50 percent occupancy, continue to implement ADHS mitigation requirements until community cases are at less than 3 percent positivity
Businesses have the opportunity through the attestation process for review of individual circumstances in the event that they are denied the ability to reopen for public health reasons.
Effective 8 p.m. on June 29, 2020, indoor gyms and fitness clubs or centers must pause operations. Unless extended, the pause remains in effect until July 27, 2020, after which businesses seeking to resume operations must demonstrate compliance with public health guidance as determined by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Reopening: Guidance for Gyms and Workout Facilities
The American Industrial Hygiene Association provides guidance for gym owners to implement measures to protect employees and gym members, assure gym members of their safety, minimize the risk of spreading the virus and how to create a protocol if an employee or member gets sick.