CHAPEL HILL, NC (WTVD) — A medical loophole is allowing some gyms in North Carolina to allow members inside amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Crossfit 15-501 in Chapel Hill, ten people can exercise at once and cleaning is vital.
“It’s been hard,” said general manager Hunter Collins. “The hardest part for me has just been not knowing.”
The gym eventually decided to open after discovering a loophole in a June 5th letter from Attorney General Josh Stein.
It said gyms could open as long as their members had a medical purpose for working out.
Under HIPAA guidelines, staff cannot ask members what the medical purpose is.