HHS kept its gym open during coronavirus distancing

Politico (USA) | Mar 26, 2020 at 4:57 PM
  • The federal health department kept its own fitness center open even as the coronavirus outbreak raged and private gyms shuttered their doors.
  • Staff at the Health and Human Services department received an email on Wednesday afternoon, which was shared with POLITICO, reminding them that “the HHS fitness center remains open.”
  • White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx and other top health officials have warned that the coronavirus is likely being spread through traces of the virus left on commonly used surfaces, like subway poles, and have urged Americans to take caution when using shared spaces.