Saturday, February 24, 2024

Equinox Gym in New York’s Flatiron District Reports a Positive-Test For Member But Doesn’t Shut Down


EXCLUSIVE There’s a big debate about gyms shutting down over the virus. Now Equinox gym in the Flatiron District is reporting a male member has been tested positive for corona virus. Thanks to a Tweet we know about it because an email to members was posted. But there’s no word on the gym shutting down. Are they crazy? A young woman who answered the phone tonight at the gym said that as soon they knew, the gym had a “deep clean.” So it’s up to Equinox members if they go back for more. The person I spoke to confirmed that the member had the virus, and that the gym was not shutting down. This is outrageous. Probably all gyms must shut down for two weeks.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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