The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago have relaxed occupancy limits for gyms and fitness facilities to 50% of capacity. Fitness classes have been allowed to have up to 50 people in attendance at a time with proper social distancing. Now more people are entering gyms at any given time and increasing the potential for the spread of COVID-19. Gym operators are required to enforce the use of masks, monitor social distancing and check the temperature of members as they come into the facility. Gyms also have to maintain daily cleaning standards to keep equipment clean and disinfected after each use. Employees are encouraged to regularly sanitize gym equipment and to wash their hands regularly. Gym members are also required to take responsibility and clean equipment after each use. Locker rooms and showers can be opened, but have to be cleaned regularly. Saunas and steam rooms have to be closed if social distancing is not possible.
Sharing of equipment by instructors should be discouraged and staff should be encouraged to bring their own equipment for their use during a class. When equipment has to be used by multiple instructors, it has to be cleaned and disinfected after each use. Indoor cardio equipment has to have 6 feet of distance between each unit, or 3 feet if an impermeable barrier such as plexiglass is placed between the units.
Meeting Guidelines with the Help of Commercial Cleaning Services
The standards of cleanliness for gyms in Chicago, Illinois, requires gym operators to dedicate resources to the task of cleaning equipment, restrooms, locker rooms and anywhere there’s an area of high touch in the facility. These guidelines are designed to help gym operators maintain a clean and safe environment that members can feel comfortable in. It’s possible to add another layer of health safety with Enviro-Master’s commercial cleaning services. Enviro-Master can help a gym operator clean their facility to the highest possible standards and gain a reputation for being a clean and healthy Enviro-Master’s commercial cleaning services can help gyms stay cleaner for longer with the use of an environmentally safe germicide that kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. This electrostatic spraying service sprayer adds an electrostatic charge to the germicide, and this positive charge helps the germicide cling to surfaces both horizontal and vertical. The hospital-grade solution is stronger than commercially available janitorial cleaners and targets highly contagious pathogens including COVID-19. Enviro-Master can help a gym operator clean their facility to the highest possible standards and gain a reputation for being a clean and healthy place to exercise.