More than 200 urged to quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure at gym

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More than 200 urged to quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure at gym

PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Planet Fitness unveils a brand new mini Planet Fitness within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena on November 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California. The new mini Judgement Free Zone in the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is the second of its kind in the country. Featuring the same motivational and inspirational messages on the walls and the brand’s signature purple and yellow colors and branded equipment, the fitness room mirrors Planet Fitness clubs throughout the U.S. Local California Planet Fitness franchisees supported the renovation by donating equipment, and the Companys staff helped transform the room from a storage closet to a bright workout space. This is part of Planet Fitness’ and its franchisees plan to provide safe and welcoming workout environments to local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Planet Fitness)

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Roughly 200 people are being asked to quarantine for 14 days after going to a gym in West Virginia.

A member of Planet Fitness tested positive for COVID-19 after going to the gym on June 24, and the Monongalia County Health Department is urging anyone who was at the gym that day to watch for symptoms.

The health department estimates about 205 people were at the Planet Fitness during the window of time they are concerned about.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the club is temporarily closed for deep cleaning and we are not aware of any additional members or team members reporting symptoms at this time,” Planet Fitness said in a statement.

West Virginia, as well as dozens of other states, has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in the last few weeks. In the past 10 days, the state has seen an increase of about 400 cases; in the 10 days prior to that, cases rose by about 240. As of late Saturday afternoon, the West Virginia case count was 2,782, according to a statement from Monongalia County.

Those who are quarantined should not leave their home unless to seek medical care, and should limit contact with others in their household as much as possible.

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