Planet Fitness will soon begin requiring everyone to wear a mask in their facilities. An email sent to Planet Fitness members said, "Effective August 1, all Planet Fitness members (you!) & guests will be required to wear a mask inside our clubs, at all times. This added safety precaution also helps us to remain open to serve you and keep you healthy and moving!"

Their website already has updated policies listed that explain that "members and guests are required to wear a mask at all times, including while working out. The only exception is "when individuals are behind a private enclosure (shower, changing room, tanning room, etc.) or drinking."

Planet Fitness operates 2,000 gyms including one in Rochester at 1021 15th Ave SE.

NBC News shared data from Yelp that suggests, "the surge of U.S. coronavirus cases that began in June was preceded in May by a large jump in consumer interest in social activities such as dining out and going to bars and gyms."

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