SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A San Diego County public health official said a Pacific Beach gym ordered to close last week was linked to an outbreak of the COVID-19 community.
The Gym, located at 2949 Garnett Ave, was ordered to close on July 23 for violating public health orders, according to a document from the county.
County Public Health official Wilma Wooten said the county discovered the outbreak on Tuesday. Wooten could not offer further details. Outbreaks in the community are defined as three or more coronavirus cases linked to a single site.
The county order last week stated that “Gym owners / operators have acknowledged that they are aware of the Public Health Orders but will not comply voluntarily.”;
The document added, “despite efforts to educate and enforce state and local law on this property, the failure of the Gym to function safely is an imminent risk to health and safety and imminent danger to health. “
The county says the Gym may reopen once fitness activities are run outside in accordance with state and local guidance and the county health officer has approved the location to reopen. opens.
According to the Gym’s Instagram account on Tuesday, the gym is preparing its property to offer an outdoor gym.
The news comes as 282 more people tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total to 28,287. Five new deaths were also reported, bringing the total to 552 victims.