Gyms, casinos, and more large venues reopen in St. Louis County


MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – Some larger venues in St. Louis County are now allowed to reopen today as restrictions are lifted. Places like gyms, casinos, pools, and banquet halls are opening today.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page says he knows the slow reopening of these businesses could possibly cause an uptick in the COVID-19 numbers so he is still urging people to continue the safety precautions like social distancing and wearing masks.

Club Fitness CEO Eric Schreimann led Page on a tour of a newly reopened gym facility in Maplewood today. He says that each employee’s temperature is now being screened before work, they must wear masks and wash hands frequently.

Club Fitness is now using a touchless check-in system. The facility is now also cashless.

Ultraviolet light cleaning wands and sprayers are being used to regularly clean equipment. Plexiglass shields are in the cardio areas to help stop any possible virus spread. Members are encouraged to wear masks, if possible.

Page says that it is still important to wear masks and stay six feet apart from others in public. Businesses have been allowed to open because hospital numbers have gone down. Venues are only operating at 25% capacity. A phased plan is in place to reopen all businesses to 100 percent capacity by the end of July.

Read about more reopening guidelines in St. Louis County here.

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