Medical loophole allows some North Carolina gyms to reopen


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.

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“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.

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