In response to Coronavirus (“COVID-19”), many states (such as California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Virginia) have issued orders mandating that “non-essential” businesses, including gyms, close. Even in states which have not yet issued such orders, fitness businesses are struggling to stay afloat as their customers heed health agency warnings against gathering in small spaces to reduce community spread.
Now, more than ever, it is vital that boutique fitness owners take steps to ensure the safety of their staff, customers, and business. To that end, labor and employment specialized attorneys Danielle Moss, Harris Mufson, and Jacob Tucker of Proskauer Rose LLP summarize below some “best practice” checklists for boutique fitness businesses to respond, and adapt, to this new normal.
In this Playbook, you will find checklists on:
How to limit exposure and comply with new laws
What you can ask your staff and clients about their health
To pay or not to pay
What to do if you have confirmed or suspected cases