January 12, 2021
Our NIHCA Networking Group asked how the total capacity is being interpreted with the new mandates in place.
In Minnesota, the gyms were closed again in late November and early December. Since reopening, there have been greater restrictions on the max occupancy at any given time. This restriction is on a rolling basis; meaning, that at any one time there cannot be over 150 persons in the entire facility or max of 25% capacity. For Example: if you have a smaller facility with a max capacity of 150 persons then at this time you cannot have more than 37 persons at one time. The restriction is based on the facility and not on individual spaces.
Please verify with your state regarding capacity restrictions during this time as well as proper social distancing.
As of 1/10/21 in Minnesota
- 9 foot distance between machines and people
- Classes are now at 25 people with distancing observed
We will continue to repeat that this is an ever changing environment. We too look forward to the restrictions being lifted not only in Minnesota but throughout the country.
Follow the link for the Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan, https://mn.gov/covid19/stay-safe/stay-safe-plan/index.jsp. Be sure to check your local government pages for guidelines.