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Mass Quarantine Called for After Planet Fitness Positive

Jason Scott

After a West Virginia gym-goer tested positive for COVID-19, officials with the Monongalia County Health Department are asking more than 200 people to self-quarantine.

According to CNN, the infected individual patronized a Morgantown, W.V., Planet Fitness location, exposing “about 205 people” to the virus per the health department.

"Anyone who was at Planet Fitness between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 should stay at home for 14 days since being exposed, which would be until Wednesday, July 8," the health department wrote in a statement.

Meanwhile, Planet Fitness said in a recording that the location would be closed “out of an abundance of caution,” and the facility would undergo “additional deep cleaning.” The gym reportedly reopened this morning. Planet Fitness said that it was unaware of any additional members or employees reporting symptoms of COVID-19.

Planet Fitness senior vice president of communications McCall Gosselin released a statement on the incident.

"We will continue to take every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our community, and we have taken a number of steps across all of our locations, which include enhanced cleanliness and sanitization policies and procedures, extensive training for staff, physical distancing measures, reducing physical touch points in the club with touchless check-in and more," the statement said.

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