OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – Wellness centers are reopening, but there is confusion around what that means.
Governor Justice’s reopening plan allows for wellness centers like physical therapy clinics to reopen next week, but regular gyms are not included in the definition of wellness centers.
Active Fitness in Oak Hill says the guidelines are confusing. The business closed it’s members-only gym along with everyone else, but its physical therapy services continued since they are considered essential.
“I would like more specific information put out there with more advance notice,” said owner Debra Pories. “They said we’ll know those guidelines a week ahead of time. That’s not a lot of time for me to get the resources we need.”
Active Fitness offers clients appointments through TeleHealth to limit the number of people in the facility. Pories says that some services may stay virtual after the pandemic.
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