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NC Senate looks to reopen gyms, overturn Gov. Cooper’s coronavirus order

NC Senate looks to reopen gyms, overturn Gov. Cooper’s coronavirus order

Gyms and health clubs would be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity under legislation introduced in the Senate on Wednesday — the legislature’s second attempt to overturn parts of Gov. Roy Cooper’s current coronavirus executive order.

Sen. Rick Gunn, a Burlington Republican, brought the bill to a Senate committee, which heard from a series of fitness center owners who said it would help them avoid continued revenue losses. Gunn is the same senator who introduced a bill that would reopen outdoor seating at bars. That bill is still pending on Cooper’s desk, although he and other Democrats have criticized the measure.

Gunn’s proposal would allow gyms, yoga studios and other fitness facilities to reopen if employees get their temperature taken daily and wear masks unless they’re leading a fitness class where they can social distance. Temperature checks wouldn’t be required for gym customers, which prompted concerns from several senators Wednesday.

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We don't need gyms to reopen. We never really needed them in the first place.

We don’t need gyms to reopen. We never really needed them in the first place.

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  • Contrary to expectations, some surveys suggest that gym closures and lockdowns have prompted previously inactive people to move more. 

  • The absence of gyms has broadened our idea of what “exercise” means and, in some ways, made it more accessible to people who previously recoiled at the word. 

  • Even people who love the gym have gotten creative with their workouts, which can be good for their bodies and empowering for their minds.. 

  • The reasons many people are discovering or rediscovering physical activity — to relieve stress, boost mood, and just get outside — are those research shows are likely to lead to a lifetime of fitness. 

  • So as gyms reopen, it’s worth questioning: Aside from their risks for spreading and contracting the coronavirus, do we even need them? 

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As states reopen, medical experts recommend pregnant women stay vigilant against COVID-19

As states reopen, medical experts recommend pregnant women stay vigilant against COVID-19

Cherie Smith’s been outside her Highlands Ranch, Colorado, home and car just once since March 26. That was for an April 16 appointment with her obstetrician. 

The office’s “super caring” nurses take turns trying to convince Smith to come in for more in-person appointments because a surgery last year puts her at higher risk of premature labor. She’s more worried about COVID-19 though, and is on track for a June 20 cesarean section.

A new study of pregnant patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, gave expectant mothers a potential new reason to worry. It found higher rates of injury and blood clots in the placenta due to inadequate blood flow from the mother.The placenta is an organ that forms to provide oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and removes waste products from the baby’s blood.

But even the Northwestern University Medicine researchers who conducted the study

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How gyms and fitness centres could reopen in July

How gyms and fitness centres could reopen in July

Gyms and leisure centres are planning to open “showroom sites” next month in an attempt to reassure Government, health agencies and their users that they can reopen safely.

With new data on Thursday showing a projected £2 billion ‘social cost’ in maintaining restrictions on gyms until October, the sector has published a framework that, with Government approval, could allow it to reopen formally after July 4 as part of the third phase of the lockdown roadmap.

According to Huw Edwards, the chief executive of UKactive, gyms and leisure facilities should also form a central part of the nation’s wider long-term health strategy for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some other countries have already reopened gyms, including Hong Kong, which has perspex screens between treadmills, and Switzerland, which has adapted facilities and limited numbers. 

With many people working from home, the Swiss have since reported a more consistent flow of users

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LA Fitness to reopen select gyms

LA Fitness will reopen in Georgia this week.

The national gym chain announced Monday in an email to members it will start to reopen fitness centers in the Peach State this Friday at 8 a.m. The chain joins a number of gyms that have reopened since the state loosened its stay-at-home orders last month.

“As we continue to receive approvals from government officials and guidance from health authorities, we’ll start to reopen our clubs on a timetable that we believe strikes the proper balance between our desire to help you resume your workout routine and the desire we all have to remain healthy,” the company said in an email to its members, first reported by Decaturish.com

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The chain, which temporarily closed down locations nationwide in mid-March because of the coronavirus, said that Georgia is one of the first markets it plans to reopen. Amenities

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Some Miami city parks will reopen Wednesday after COVID-19 shutdown. Here’s the list.

After two months of having to keep off the grass in Miami’s city parks, people itching to be in public green spaces will get their day Wednesday.

Miami will reopen 27 parks inside city limits for 12 hours a day, allowing people some of the city’s public spaces for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic spurred shutdowns in mid-March. Cities sought to curb the spread of COVID-19 by closing city properties.

Last week, Mayor Francis Suarez and mayors of other Miami-Dade cities announced they would begin to open some businesses and recreational spaces May 20, a few days after the county allowed a broad segment of retail establishments and restaurants to reopen. In explaining the decision, Suarez pointed to an analysis by Florida International University infectious disease and biostatistics experts that showed decreased infection rates and a slow, gradual decrease in key hospitalization metrics over a two-week period.

The

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The two casinos have been closed since March 18 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Mystic Lake’ And ‘Little Six’ Casinos To Reopen May 26

PROIR LAKE, MN — The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Monday announced plans to reopen its Mystic Lake and Little Six casinos on Tuesday, May 26, at 10 a.m.

The facilities have been closed since March 18 amid the coronavirus pandemic. A phased approach to reopening with enhanced protocols has been established to ensure the health and safety of team members and guests, casino officials said.

Building occupancy limits have been recalculated to accommodate physical distancing and will be enforced at both casinos when they reopen, according to a news release.

The number of guests on the gaming floor will be monitored through door counts and surveillance to maintain physical distancing standards, and admittance will not be allowed if facilities have reached capacity, officials said.

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The county will send a formal letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom in support of a pilot program to further open facilities.

San Diego To Ask State To Allow Salons, Fitness Clubs To Reopen

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a formal request Tuesday to Gov. Gavin Newsom to accelerate the reopening of certain facilities and activities in the county — including modified youth/sports clubs, personal services such as salons and fitness clubs, and outdoor religious services — shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The vote was 4-1, with Supervisor Nathan Fletcher opposed. The county will send a formal letter to Newsom in support of a pilot program to further open facilities.

As the board voted, the county health department reported 80 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths, raising the county’s totals to 6,026 cases and 222 fatalities.

The 11 deaths reported include three women and eight men ranging in age from their late 40s to their 80s. All but one had underlying health issues, with that one undergoing testing to determine if

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Pinellas County commissioners are adopting a looser interpretation of the governor's orders that allow movie theaters, breweries and tattoo parlors to put out the welcome sign.

Pinellas Movie Theaters, Breweries, Tattoo Parlors OK To Reopen

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — While Hillsborough County is sticking to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reopening guidelines to the letter, Pinellas County commissioners are adopting a looser interpretation of the governor’s orders that allow movie theaters, breweries and tattoo parlors to put out the welcome sign.

Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton told commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting that it’s been a challenge to interpret the intent of DeSantis’ executive orders during the coronavirus pandemic because the orders don’t outline specifics. Instead, he said they’re open to interpretation so it’s up to the government jurisdictions to decide how to respond.

In his latest order effective Monday that’s part of his Phase 1 “Safe. Smart. Step by Step” reopening plan, Executive Order 20-123, DeSantis specified that restaurants and retail could open to 50 percent capacity. Gyms, fitness centers, barbers, hair salons, museums and libraries can get back to business provided they adhere to coronavirus

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Bella Terra Mall in Huntington Beach opened Monday after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued new guidelines for easing coronavirus-related restrictions. <span class="copyright">(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)</span>

A big push to reopen restaurants, malls, even gyms ASAP. But it’s not that simple

Bella Terra Mall in Huntington Beach opened Monday after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued new guidelines for easing coronavirus-related restrictions. <span class="copyright">(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Bella Terra Mall in Huntington Beach opened Monday after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued new guidelines for easing coronavirus-related restrictions. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Faced with unemployment rates that in many places top 20%, California counties are eager to reopen their economies as quickly as they can.

With Gov. Gavin Newsom loosening requirements for reopening, local officials are racing to submit plans and get approval to allow shuttered businesses to open — all with social distancing restrictions.

The new rules allow restaurant dining rooms and shopping malls to open in counties that meet the new criteria. The governor also hinted that even bigger changes are just around the corner, such as the opening of hair salons and even spectator-free sporting events as soon as the first week in June.

Many counties have submitted plans to the governor or intend to do so this week.

“Let’s open as much

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