Some businesses plan to go back to normal after Oregon fully reopens

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon is fully reopening, which means many businesses are going back to normal.

Gyms are just one industry in the Rogue Valley that’s lowering restrictions as Oregon reopens. That means facilities can fully open. At Club Northwest in Grants Pass, they are fully opening. That means no capacity limits or masks for members. The only thing they don’t have is towel service, but the club says it may be bringing that back in the future.

Movie theaters are also fully reopening. One local theatre company told NBC5 News this day couldn’t come sooner.

Coming Attractions, which owns Ashland’s varsity theatre, Southgate Cinemas in Grants Pass, and Pelican Cinema in Klamath Falls are all fully reopening. That means instead of 20% capacity limits it can go back to 100% capacity. Plastic barriers are also coming down. Masks are optional.

“With the limiting openings proving to the public that we can be safe and they can be comfortable coming back to our locations. So far so good,” Mark Murin, Director of Operations for Coming Attractions.

Murin said they’ll be adding more movie times. Even with the restrictions going away, they’ll still keep cleaning a priority.

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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