October 14, 2020 at 11:12 AM EDT
A Canadian spin studio adopted public well being pointers. However 61 individuals nonetheless caught the coronavirus.
By Antonia Farzan and Siobhán O’Grady
When a spin studio opened within the Canadian metropolis of Hamilton in July, its house owners took a number of measures to stop an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
They eliminated about half the studio’s stationary bikes to permit room for social distancing, Elizabeth Richardson, town’s medical officer, mentioned Tuesday. They ramped up sanitation measures. And riders had been requested to put on their masks into the studio and solely take away them whereas exercising, in accordance with native guidelines.
Now, regardless of showing to have complied with public well being laws, at the least 61 individuals linked to the studio have examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus.
“They’d carried out all kinds of issues to take away the potential for unfold,” Richardson told reporters. “Sadly, gyms are a higher-risk place due to the truth that usually individuals are taking off their masks, they’re respiratory at a better charge.”