CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Ready for a workout? Commercial gyms and fitness facilities can open on Tuesday in Coral Springs but with limitations related to coronavirus.

On Saturday, Coral Springs explained the restrictions and safety guidelines that must be followed at the centers.

- No more than 50% building occupancy permitted; gyms and fitness centers must monitor and restrict customer access once occupancy limit is fulfilled. If possible, provide an exit from the facility separate from the entrance. Facilities are asked to consider offering senior hours.

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- Social distancing markers should be placed in front of the reception desk and all other appropriate areas. Equipment stations must be appropriately distanced.  

- Patrons entering the facility must have their temperature checked. Any patron with a temperature above 100.1 degrees Fahrenheit or who appears to have flu-like or COVID-19 related symptoms must be denied entry. Employees are required to wear facial coverings and have their temperature checked prior to commencing work each day.

- Shower facilities, except at aquatic facilities for use before entering a pool, must remain closed.  

- Facilities must make readily available dispensers of a disinfectant and provide cleaning materials, such as disposable wipes. Patrons must sanitize each machine/equipment after each use.

- During daily operation, facilities must routinely clean and disinfect surfaces such as faucets, toilets, doorknobs, light switches and all furniture/equipment that is in use.

- All seating, counters, weights, weight bars, mats, machines and other fitness equipment must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily upon closing the facility.

- Restrooms must be sanitized no less frequently than hourly. Soap must be readily available for patrons.

- Gyms and fitness centers are required to conspicuously post signs about how to stop the spread of COVID-19.

- Facilities are recommended to open doors and windows for better ventilation when possible.
 

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