Gyms preparing to reopen in phase two of Idaho's Rebound plan

Posted at 10:45 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 12:07:19-04

BOISE — As we enter phase two of Idaho's Rebound on Sat., May 16, although Idaho won't be back to normal, Governor Little said that 95 percent of businesses would reopen again.

This includes indoor gyms and recreational facilities like D1 Training in Boise, who are taking extra precautions to ensure safety.

The gym is limiting their class sizes to nine people to allow for the proper social distancing of six feet. They are not allowing any spectators, have stopped their towel service and shortened their classes to allow time to sanitize the equipment before and after each class.

D1 will continue to have RCF cleaners come in every night, but are adding an additional deep cleaning every afternoon. Each person who walks in the door will get their temperature checked, and if it's too high, they will be asked to leave.

"We're not the only people taking the precautions to make sure people are safe," said D1 Training General Manager, Tanner Lowry. "The luxury that we have in the boutique fitness realm is you got passionate people that love what they do, and they're going to keep their people safe."

Like many other gyms, their main focus is keeping everyone safe and healthy, so they can keep their doors open for their members.

Here are some of Governor Little's recommended protocols for indoor gyms and recreational facilities reopening:

-Establish protocols to maintain the six feet physical distance among patrons and staff.

-Establish protocols to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 among staff and patrons.

-Establish plans to provide adequate hand hygiene and sanitation.

-Identify strategies for working with public health to notify patrons and staff if the facility learns someone who developed COVID-19 may have been infectious to others while at the facility.

-If the facility has an indoor pool, identify strategies to maintain physical distancing and the prevention of disease transmission.

To read more about the guidelines, click on this link.