Reopening Regulations Disappoint Oregon Gym Owners

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Oregon recently lightened its COVID-19 regulations for businesses, but some of the state’s gym owners say the slight allowances aren’t enough to kickstart their businesses after 10 months of frequent closures.

According to The Oregonian, Oregon governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday that all gyms and fitness facilities with more than 500 square feet can allow up to six people, excluding staff members, inside starting Friday. For facilities under 500 square feet, one-to-one training is allowed.

"It's pretty anticlimactic and it honestly feels like a big slap in the face," said Physiq Fitness founder Landon Burningham said, according to KGW in Portland. "A lot of the gym owners I've spoken with feel the same way.

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