BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) — Governor John Bel Edwards announced Monday that the first phase in reopening Louisiana’a economy begins May 15. Since businesses were first ordered to shutter, gym owners have been waiting for the green light to reopen their doors.
Josh Roberts, owner of GymFit in Baton Rouge, runs a 52,000 sq. ft. facility and said he plans to reopen May 18. Roberts said he has reassigned responsibilities of his employees, increasing the number of staff who will disinfectant equipment regularly three-fold.
Roberts said equipment has been separated to adhere to social distancing guidelines and special markers have been placed on the floors of the group exercise rooms. Additionally, special hours of operation will be geared toward the more vulnerable population and childcare services will be closed for the next 30 days.