Blueprint for Businesses, Pools & Parks to Reopen Safely

The state’s guidance documents for personal and outdoor recreation, as well as churches, synagogues and mosques, are similar to drafts issued earlier, but with  changes.

The new guidance for reopening gyms, fitness classes, rec centers and other indoor sports facilities allows operation of  up to 25% capacity or 50 people per room — whichever number is fewer — as long as members can stay 6 feet apart.

The new guidance for reopening gyms, fitness classes, rec centers and other indoor sports facilities allows them to operate at up to 25% capacity or 50 people per room — whichever number is fewer — as long as members can stay 6 feet apart. That’s a different from the draft guidelines, which said “recreators” would be permitted in groups of 10 people per room.

Under the new guidance, outdoor swimming pools can reopen to 50% capacity or up to 50 people, whichever is fewer. And playgrounds at parks can now open to up to 10 people at a time, with proper 6-foot social distancing.

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