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Reopening of Cocoa Beach Health and Fitness

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Please consider signing this petition to encourage the Governor to allow us to reopen Cocoa Beach Health and Fitness. I feel like we are being unfairly grouped together with other big cities.

In general, Brevard County has luckily had a low percentage of COVID-19 cases and specifically, Cape Canaveral has had 2 and Cocoa Beach has had 7. That is under 10 cases in our population of roughly 22,000 people in the combined cities. I am told that all have recovered and currently there are 0 positive cases in our two cities.

The Florida Task Force had recommended that fitness centers reopen in Phase 1 with a limit of 50% of building capacity. Phase 2 has us opening at 75% of capacity. I actually think those are both too high and I'm looking at keeping us around 30%. Plus it is our off season, and we would never be able to reach 75% capacity until next January or February.

Our precautions will also be above and beyond what is suggested. Members will be required to clean their hands and checked for a fever before they are allowed to work out. Upon opening, staff will be required to wear a mask and gloves. Common sense social distancing protocols will also be implemented including limiting class attendance and disallowing the use of every other piece of cardio.

Of course, we do not want one person to get sick but at this point in our local recovery timeline, our area appears to qualify for Phase 3 within the State's plan. It is time for every business in our area to be able to reopen in some capacity.

Thank you for your consideration.


Jim McCormick

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