California fitness centers sue state over coronavirus-related closures

Posted at 8:12 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 11:12:40-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California fitness centers have filed a lawsuit alleging Gov. Gavin Newsom's measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus unfairly target the industry and are demanding they be allowed to reopen.

Scott Street, a lawyer for the California Fitness Alliance, said Tuesday that the suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. It accuses state and Los Angeles County officials of requiring gyms to close without providing evidence that they contribute to virus outbreaks and at a time when staying healthy is critical to residents.

State and county officials declined to comment on the suit.