(Facebook Photo/Training For Warriors – Estrella)
PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services on Saturday gave approval for two fitness facilities to reopen with strict outlines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
EOS Fitness and Training for Warriors – Estrella in Goodyear were the two companies approved by the agency, while four other companies were denied.
The department in an email Saturday said that 95 bars serving food, 89 gyms and five movie theaters applied for early reopening.
AZDHS released benchmarks this week for businesses that were shut down under Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s June 29 executive order. Those businesses included fitness centers, bars/nightclubs, indoor theaters, water parks and tubing.
The shuttered businesses would be allowed to reopen when the state entered the moderate phase, which includes a two-week decline in coronavirus cases, percent positivity and hospital visits for COVID-like illnesses in the region.
As of Friday, Maricopa County met one of these benchmarks.
A business in a county in the substantial spread range can start its appeal by requesting an informal settlement conference with the Department of Health Services.
EOS Fitness, in an email to customers on Friday, said that plans included limiting capacity and require face coverings at all times, among other restrictions.
Full details of the proposal by Training for Warriors were not disclosed.
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