Arizona Department of Health Services Threatens Legal Action Against Gyms


The Arizona Department of Health Services has threatened court action if three specific gyms do not close immediately.

The Arizona Department of Health Services' spokesman said today that if the three gyms, two LifeTime locations and one Mountainside Fitness gym, do not close immediately they will face a court action. The three gyms have refused to follow Governor Doug Ducey's order to re-close following a large surge in cases.

LifeTime has had their liquor licenses suspended at two of their gyms due to their continued operation. "Mountainside Fitness is currently suing Ducey over his order re-closing gyms. A spokeswoman for the company said they had no comment on the development. The first hearing in the case is set for July 6", CNN reports.

"Currently, 1,520 of the state's ICU beds are in use -- 91% of its capacity, state data shows. 741 of those patients are being treated for Covid-19, the data shows. Just 156 ICU beds remain empty -- this is the lowest number of available beds the state has had available, according to records that go back to late March."

Arizona broke its record in daily new cases this week. As the case numbers surge there will surely be more stories such as this one as the state contemplates shutting more businesses that have recently reopened.

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