It's official: Michigan gyms, pools can reopen next week

September 03, 2020, 3:20 PM

Gym rats and athletes, your wait is over. 

Let the sweating commence next Wednesday. (File photo)

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today signed an executive order allowing Michigan gyms and swimming pools to reopen. Organized sports, both practices and competitions, can resume as well, "subject to strict protections meant to limit spread of the virus."

The order takes effect Sept. 9 

Whitmer also signed an order outlining procedures that must be followed:

Gyms must require wearing of masks at all times, including times of exercise, configure workout stations or implement protocols to enable six feet of distance between individuals during exercise sessions, reduce class sizes to enable at least six feet of separation between individuals, provide equipment-cleaning products throughout the gym, and more.

Guidelines for sports competitions and practices can be found here

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