Gloves, social distancing and lots of disinfectant — are you ready to go back to the gym?
Texas gyms will be able to reopen as early as May 18, said Gov. Greg Abbott’s during a Tuesday press conference.
Requirements include 25 percent capacity inside the gym buildings and strict social distancing; showers and lockerrooms will remain closed; exercise equipment must be disinfected after each use; and all customers must wear gloves that cover their whole hands and fingers.
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Everyone is advised to wear a face mask if possible.
Gyms are not required to reopen if the owner is not ready, Abbott said.
Abbott clarified his order by reiterating that walking in parks is allowed if people observe social distancing and don’t arrive in large groups. He said that extends to bodies of water and water-based activities, like rafting.
He recommends that everyone continue to wear face masks in public and observe social distancing.