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Guidance for fitness centers in Phase 2 and 3

Apr 14, 2021 | Hotel COVID-19 Operations Guide

Counties are no longer all in the same phase of the Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan. If your business includes a fitness center, here is what you need to know, whether you are in Phase 2 or Phase 3:

Phase 2

  • Maximum occupancy is 25% of the fire code occupancy rating, or 200 people: whatever is fewer
  • Squash and racquetball are open for games, but you must allow 30 minutes of non-use between sessions
  • Outdoor fitness classes are limited to 30 participants maximum and face coverings are required at all times
  • Unstaffed indoor facilities allow for one person per room, or four people from the same household, scheduled in advance and face coverings are required

Phase 3

  • Maximum occupancy for unstaffed indoor fitness facilities may not exceed 25% of the fire code occupancy rating for each room
  • Lodging guests using unstaffed indoor fitness facilities are not required to schedule use in advance
  • Guests using fitness centers must wear face coverings at all times
  • Use of showers and lockers is permitted with 6-foot distancing required between users

Please note: A lodging property may not operate a fitness facility until it can meet and maintain all the requirements outlined in the guidance. Read the complete guidance for all phases here.


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