Gov Cuomo Says Gyms Can Open August 24th

Albany, N.Y. -Gov Cuomo Speaking in Albany today announcing the protocols for gyms to open back up.

He said gyms would be allowed to open, as soon as August 24 provided they following the gguidlines, masks must be worn at all times, gyms can only have 33% capacity at one time. Cuomo also said facilities must have HVAC systems with MERV-13 filters, the same ones malls needed.

He also indicated that localities are responsible for inspecting the gyms and deciding whether gyms will be allowed to have classes. While he said gyms could open up beginning August 24th he indicated they must be opened up by Sept 2nd.

Cuomo says NY has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. Averaging 1% or lower since June. He said 6 people died in the last 24 hours.

Tonight, Cuomo gives a prime time speech at the Democratic convention

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