How Oregon’s mask mandate will affect your gym visit

MEDFORD, Ore. – Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday masks are required in all public indoor spaces, including gyms. However, per the governor’s order if a person is exercising intensely a mask is not required.

Club Northwest in Grants Pass says it will follow the new statewide rule, requiring members to wear masks while entering the building.

“Each person knows when they are exercising vigorously. And that’s different for different people with different fitness levels and other factors,” said Scott Draper, Founder and CEO of Club Northwest.

The owner of Superior Athletic Clubs in Medford took to Facebook Tuesday saying he will not be enforcing the governor’s new requirement at all. The gym says it is up to the individual if they want to wear a mask.

NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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