A San Diego County official confirmed that there is an outbreak of COVID-19 linked to a popular San Diego gym that was operating in violation of the county’s public health order last week.
At least three people affiliated with The Pacific Bay Gym have tested positive for the coronavirus novel, a San Diego County spokesman said.
The county does not confirm exactly how many people connected to The Gym tested positive, but confirmed that a community outbreak occurs when three or more people from different homes are tied to the same setting or positive location test for COVID-19.
County public health officials ordered the Gym to close immediately last Thursday for violating the public health order, which halted the indoor operations of the gym, restaurants and other businesses, but NBC 7 reported that patrons were still appearing inside the gym that Friday and over the weekend. .
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It was unclear whether the infections occurred while the business was operating illegally or before the public health order was modified on 6 July.
It was also unclear whether the individuals who tested positive were employees or patrons of The Gym, which sits just outside Interstate 5 on Garnet Avenue.
An outbreak at the gym was revealed Tuesday at the county’s daily health department of the updated coronavirus, though the exact facility involved has not been disclosed. The county confirmed to NBC 7 on Wednesday that the outbreak mentioned at the Beach Gym.
NBC 7 tried to contact someone from The Gym for a comment but I didn’t hear back. NBC 7 could not confirm whether the business was still notified of the outbreak, although the county did not say all businesses are notified when there is an outbreak linked to their facility.
San Diego County has been placed on the Gov. state list. Gavin Newsom in early July for having a higher than desired number of COVID-19 cases per week. That has led county health officials to take steps to address an increase in cases, including closing bars, closing indoor dinners and stopping indoor business operations at locations such as a gym and salons. .