West Virginia gym closed after COVID-19 infected patron spent 6 hours inside, exposed 205 others

13 days ago

Morgantown news, West Virginia news.

A news release by the Monongalia County Health Department announced that at least 205 people in Morgantown, West Virginia were exposed to the novel coronavirus when an infected patron spent more than six hours in a local gym.

Members of Planet Fitness who visited the gym between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. last Wednesday are asked to quarantine and contact care providers if they felt sick.

“They also should do their best to stay away from others in their household. Ways to this would be to stay primarily in one area of the home and to wear a mask if you must be around others,” Dr. Lee B. Smith said.

On Facebook, the Planet Fitness announced that they were being closed for disinfecting and deep cleaning and may be reopening on Tuesday.