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With Restrictions Retail Reopens Wednesday, Gyms/Fitness Centers to Open Friday

Retail businesses opening Wednesday will be at 50% capacity and other restrictions in Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Economic Recovery Group announced Tuesday that gyms in our area will be allowed to reopen Friday, May 1 with guidelines put in place.

Some of the guidelines put in place include restricting access to staffed hours only, allowing only 50 percent capacity, social distancing, and regular disinfection every 2 hours.

Showers, locker rooms, lockers, swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, recreational water or spa facilities, basketball courts, racquetball courts, group/team sports facilities, youth/adult team leagues and sports, water fountains, common areas, break rooms, check-in counters, and self-service stations will remain closed under the guidelines until further notice.

Group fitness classes can operate but social distancing and capacity restrictions must be adhered to, including no sharing of equipment or person-to-person contact.

Guidance provided to gyms includes recommendations including temperature checks for every customer, questioning customers, keeping doors and windows open for improved ventilation, posting signs encouraging distancing, requiring wash and sanitizing of hands upon entering and leaving, requiring customers to clean equipment before and after use, encouraging use of one piece of equipment at a time, workout length limits, and recommending those more vulnerable or at risk for COVID-19 not to use the facility or take extra precautions. Click here for more guidelines and additional information https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery/exercise-facilities-guidelines.html

 

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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