Many shareholders are wondering why the health club has not opened yet. The department of health and NYS have put very strict guidelines on opening health clubs. Similar to how they put guidelines on opening the pool, they've put guidelines on gyms/health clubs. The guidelines set forth are significantly stricter than the pool guidelines that were required of us during the summer. The requirements include specific HEPA filtration being installed in our AC/Heating system. This by itself is holding things up as this equipment, like much of the COVID19 equipment is on a severe backorder.
Aside from just the equipment there are other hurdles we're working on as well. The requirements include contact tracing and the 6' spacing of the gym equipment. As you are aware our facility is very small and there are also hurdles in that as well. Similar to the pool the health club opening will be required us to hire staff members to be stationed at the building while the health club is open, signing people in and out of the building and asking them contact tracing questions. We appreciate all your patience and we're working through all these details as quickly as we can. Please check back for updates here. All shareholders will receive a notice as soon as we have an anticipated opening date.
Our priority is to get this open as soon as possible while ensuring all shareholders remain safe while using the facility!