LA County Gyms Now Require Face Coverings, Gloves

LA County gyms will now require cloth face coverings and gloves as the COVID-19 cases are seeing a resurgence. The announcement from the L.A. County Dept of Public Health came this week and alerted gym members that they will have to wear face coverings and gloves at all times once they enter the facility.

Most gyms in Los Angeles did not previously require members to wear masks or gloves which could be a contributing factor to the increase in positive cases.

Along with the new gym requirements, restaurants will be closed for indoor dining; indoor areas of museums, zoos, and aquariums are being forced to close; and card rooms and satellite wagering facilities must close.

California, along with Arizona, Texas and Florida, is one of the states that has seen the biggest spike in new COVID cases as states across the country begin to reopen.

Gyms are not the only place that face coverings are required in California, either. A new law requires face coverings in West Hollywood. If you do not comply, you will face a $300 fine.

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The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 123,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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