Orange County officials issue stern warning to gyms

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Orange County officials issue stern warning to gyms

Orange County officials issue stern warning to gyms


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PARK A DAY STEWART: A SHORT TIME AGO, ORANGE COUNTY’S LEADERS SPOKE DIRECTLY TO THE THREAT OF THE OUTBREAK. THEY SAID THEY WILL SOON BEGIN CRACKING DOWN ON BUSINESSES THAT AREN’T DOING THEIR PART TO STOP THE SPREAD. WESH 2’S PAUL RIVERA JOINS US LIVE WITH THE DETAILS. PAUL PAUL: I WANT TO BREAK DOWN TWO MAIN POINTS. THE CRACKING DOWN OF BUSINESSES AND THE QUESTION OF IF HOSPITALS CAN HANDLE A SURGE. MAYOR DEMINGS AND DR. PINO SAY THEY’VE HEARD THAT CURRENTLY THE HOSPITALS WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE CAPACITY. DR. PINO ADDING THAT STAFFING EMPLOYEES COULD BE A CONCERN. MOVING NOW TO ONE SPECIFIC BUSINESS THAT’S AS MENTIONED. GYMS. THE MAYOR AND DR. PINO PUTTING OUT A WARMING SAYING SOME ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES AN CONSEQUENCES COULD FOLLO >> I VISITED A FEW GYMS YESTERDAY AND THEY AR EVIDENTLY NOT FOLLOWING CD GUIDELINES WI — GUIDELINES. WITH REGARD TO THE NUMBER OF USERS, SEPARATION, ASK WEARING — MASK WEARING, HYGIENE IN CLOSE ENVIRONMENTS LIKE THIS, THE PROPAGATION OF THE VIRUS COULD BE BIGGER THAN WE INITIALLY THOUGHT WHEN YOU ARE NOT WEARING A MASK. SO WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PEOPLE EXERCISING. PAUL: MAYOR DEMINGS ADDED STRONG WORDS, SAYING IF NEEDED, PENALTIES COULD EXIST AND THAT GYMS CONTROL T

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Orange County officials issue stern warning to gyms

Orange County officials said Thursday that some gyms have been defying state orders and operating at full capacity. Officials they’ve identified gyms as locations of potential coronavirus outbreak sources and warned that penalties could be coming. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said the county will be increasing its inspections of gyms and said officials will begin cracking down on businesses that are not complyingDr. Raul Pino, the health officer for the Florida Health Department in Orange County, said he’s visited some gyms and they’re not following the governor’s guidelines. He said if gym owners don’t comply the county will take “additional steps.” Demings and Pino also spoke about the number of hospitalizations in the county, saying hospital leaders tell them that currently the hospitals can handle capacity, but Pino added that staffing employees could be a concern.

ORLANDO, Fla. —

Orange County officials said Thursday that some gyms have been defying state orders and operating at full capacity.

Officials they’ve identified gyms as locations of potential coronavirus outbreak sources and warned that penalties could be coming.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said the county will be increasing its inspections of gyms and said officials will begin cracking down on businesses that are not complying

Dr. Raul Pino, the health officer for the Florida Health Department in Orange County, said he’s visited some gyms and they’re not following the governor’s guidelines. He said if gym owners don’t comply the county will take “additional steps.”

Demings and Pino also spoke about the number of hospitalizations in the county, saying hospital leaders tell them that currently the hospitals can handle capacity, but Pino added that staffing employees could be a concern.

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