How to avoid virus germs in your gym

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People working out in Crunch Fitness gym. (Source: CBS 4)

Coronavirus cases are increasing around the world and CDC officials are urging Americans to be proactive in public health. 

“At this moment, we have 22 patients in the United States currently that have coronavirus. Unfortunately, one person passed away overnight,” U.S. President Donald Trump said.  

Mexico’s assistant health secretary also confirmed two cases in northern Mexico, however, neither seriously ill. 

“We just want to make sure that everyone is taking the proper precautions along with ourselves. As a business [we] practice to make sure that we are always cleaning and having disinfectant available at all times for our members,” saidCrunch Fitness General Manager Michael Barrientos. 

He and his staff are setting the standard in immaculate cleaning. Around the gym, they house nine stations equipped with “Virex”, a hospital-grade cleaner to disinfect surface germs.

“We encourage our members…before and after they use the equipment to wipe it down and then of course we clean the equipment ourselves along with our maintenance, we also use that same disinfectant with our members as well,” he said. 

Crunch gym staff officials are reminding members who may feel sick, to keep others in mind before visiting the gym.

“We would recommend that until they’re cleared by their doctor…to stay home and get themselves better,” explained Barrientos. 

The CDC recommends the general public to: 

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Avoid touching face with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
  • Stay home while sick.

CDC officials are implementing aggressive health measures to slow the transmission of coronavirus.

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