ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL PROVIDE INSPECTIONS TO GYMS & FITNESS CENTERS THAT SEEK TO OPEN UNDER NY FORWARD PHASE 4

MEDIA RELEASE August 18, 2020

ERIE COUNTY, NY – After reviewing the NY Forward guidance related to re-opening fitness centers and gyms, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is announcing a blanket approval for these facilities to re-open on August 24, 2020 under the conditions listed below.

Fitness centers and gyms that seek to re-open must review NY Forward guidelines and, prior to opening, affirm that their business will follow those regulations. Owners and operators must also submit a request form to the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) so that a public health sanitarian can schedule an inspection at the facility.

Both the form for NY Forward and the ECDOH inspection request form are available on the ECDOH COVID-19 web site at www.erie.gov/covid19. Inspections will be scheduled by ECDOH as soon as is practical.

ECDOH will issue close orders to facilities that do not demonstrate compliance with NY Forward guidance, either during their initial inspection or on future inspections.

Erie County Department of Health – COVID-19: www.erie.gov/covid19  

NY Forwardhttp://forward.ny.gov

NY Forward Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Centers