From RCSC email
Yesterday (August 10, 2020), the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) released the Requirements for Indoor Gyms and Fitness Clubs/Centers to re-open. RCSC has been working through the drafted requirements to ensure we meet all necessary requirements to apply for eventual reopening.
In the finalized requirements published yesterday, ADHS added benchmark metrics that will be used to determine phased openings for indoor gyms and fitness centers. These metrics have been provided for all industry leaders and businesses to understand when a general reopening could be considered.
ADHS is allowing reopening to occur based on community transmission rates within the county the facility is located, which for RCSC is Maricopa County. Currently, Maricopa County is in the “substantial transmission phase” which does not allow RCSC to reopen its fitness centers.
Each of the following three benchmark criteria must be met prior to submitting the required ADHS form for reopening and be met for 14 days with a 12-day reporting lag to move from a higher transition phase to a lower one:
- Maricopa County must have fewer than 100 cases per 100,000
- Less than 10% percent positivity
- Hospital visits due to COVID-like illnesses below 10%
You may see some additional activity surrounding RCSC’s safety protocols and mitigation strategies to meet ADHS requirements for an eventual reopening. These include removal of furniture in common areas, sanitization dispensers in locker rooms, and new signage at fitness center entries.
We are continuing to follow guidance from ADHS, the Governor’s Office and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. More information will be provided as the benchmark metrics change and reopening the RCSC fitness centers is possible.
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