In New York, gyms can open on Aug. 24 at 33% capacity, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
Masks will be mandatory at all times, he said, and health guidelines will be enforced including ventilation requirements.
Localities must inspect the facilities before or within two weeks of reopening, Cuomo said, and localities will also make decisions on indoor fitness classes.
New York, once the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, now has one of the lowest coronavirus rates in the country, Cuomo said.
Of those tested in New York state on Sunday, .71% tested positive for the coronavirus — the lowest daily number so far, Cuomo said.