“Anyone who was at Planet Fitness between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 should stay at home for 14 days since their exposure, which would be until Wednesday, July 8,” said a statement from the county health department. Monongalia, adding that “about 205” people were at the gym during this time window.
“We urge people to get tested if they become symptomatic,” health department spokesperson Mary Wade Burnside said in an email to CNN.
West Virginia is seeing an increase in cases, about 400 in the past 12 days, reports the Monongalia County Health Department. Over the previous 10 days, the number of cases increased by approximately 240.
As of 10:00 am Monday, there have been 2,849 probable and confirmed coronavirus cases and 93 coronavirus-related deaths across the state.
“As a precaution and in the interest of the community, we are closing the club for additional deep cleaning,” Planet Fitness Morgantown said in a recording called by CNN to comment, adding that the club will reopen at 6:00 am Tuesday. .
According to the press release from McCall Gosselin, executive vice-president of communications, Planet Fitness head office was informed that a member of the Morgantown gym was positive, and that he was not aware of any other member or employee reporting symptoms.
“We will continue to take all necessary precautions to keep our community safe, and we have taken a number of measures at all of our sites, including improved cleanliness and sanitation policies and procedures, extensive staff training, physical distance measurements, reducing physical touchpoints in the club with contactless registration, and more, “said the release.
CNN contacted the Monongalia County Health Department for further updates and comments.