More than 200 gym-goers are being told to quarantine after a Planet Fitness client tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN.
What We Know:
- The Monongalia County Health Department in West Virginia is ordering that anyone who was at Planet Fitness between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 should stay at home for 14 days. They also stated that about 205 people were at the gym during those hours.
- “We are urging people to get testing if they become symptomatic,” said health department spokeswoman Mary Wade Burnside in an email to CNN.
- The Planet Fitness in Morgantown, where the case was reported, closed for additional deep cleaning to help stop the spread.
- McCall Gosselin, Senior Vice President of Communications for Planet Fitness Corporate stated, “We will continue to take every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our community, and we have taken a number of steps across all of our locations, which include enhanced cleanliness and sanitization policies and procedures, extensive training for staff, physical distancing measures, reducing physical touch points in the club with touchless check-in, and more.”
West Virginia has seen an increase of about 400 cases in the past 12 days. In the 10 days prior, cases rose by about 240. As of Monday, there have been 2,849 probable and confirmed coronavirus cases and 93 coronavirus-related deaths across the state.