Miami-Dade, Florida, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez had ordered on July 7 that gyms in his county reclose, but after meeting with medical experts, he agreed to allow them to stay open if masks are worn, he announced.
On July 7, the mayor noted on his Twitter page: “I had a very productive virtual meeting just now with our medical experts and the County’s Wellness Group. We arrived at a compromise to keep gyms & fitness studios open. All doing activities inside must wear a mask or do strenuous training outside staying 10 feet apart w/out mask.”
Gimenez had originally ordered health clubs to temporarily close again on July 8 after a spike in COVID-19 cases in the area. Gyms had reopened in mid-June after being closed since March.