Two Toronto GoodLife Fitness locations report positive coronavirus cases

Sep 3 2020, 9:17 am

GoodLife Fitness has reported two unrelated positive COVID-19 cases at different locations in Toronto, making it a total of four this week.

The two cases, both in North York, were reported to the gym facilities this week, one being an employee and the other, a member.

On September 2, an employee at the North York Yonge and Finch Club tested positive for COVID-19 and has not been back since August 28.

“The Associate informed GoodLife shortly after receiving the positive test and, out of an abundance of caution, we promptly informed Members who were in the Club during the affected individual’s shift,” said Tracy Matthews, Vice President of Operations, GoodLife Fitness.

“We have been in contact with Toronto Public Health, the unit that administered and confirmed the test, and will follow any advice they provide.”

The same day, GoodLife was made aware of a member who visited the North York Dufferin and Finch Club who had tested positive for COVID-19.

“The affected individual has not been in any GoodLife Club since Wednesday, August 26. GoodLife was informed of the positive test by Toronto Public Health and, out of abundance of caution, we promptly informed Members who were in the Club at the same time as this Member,” said Matthews.

This news comes a day after it was reported that two GoodLife Fitness employees at the Heartland Mississauga location tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

“GoodLife has taken tremendous strides to implement measures that meet and exceed guidelines set out by local government and public health authorities and are designed to decrease the risk of transmission in our Clubs, even if someone who tests positive has been in our facility,” said Matthews.

Both locations remain open; however, thorough cleaning protocols have been put in place along with a 30-minute Club Reset after each hour for cleaning of all areas.

“We will also continue to work with the local public health authority, following their direction, and encourage Members to reach out to them if they need more information.”

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