Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey gyms are permitted to reopen, operating under new guidelines, at 25 percent capacity. The new rules that gyms must comply with will be released on September 1 and are expected to include safety guidelines that all facilities must follow in order to be in compliance with reopening.
In addition to the 25 percent capacity limitations, group fitness classes will be limited to 1 person per 200 feet and face masks are required at all times. Social distancing and sanitization will be required, as well as logs for contact tracing purposes.
Gyms are one of the industries that have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and unable to reopen until New Jersey hits Phase 3 of its reopening plan. To date, New Jersey remains in Phase 2 although health data has continued to improve. Previously, the state allowed gyms to operate by appointment only, with outdoor and socially distanced classes, or with one-on-one personal training.
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