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What Gyms Might Look Like When They Reopen After Coronavirus Lockdown

While there is debate as to when it should happen, the fact is businesses are reopening in places where the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of abating. Among the first wave of businesses to open their doors again: gyms.  Men's Health did a deep dive into how everyone's experience at the gym is about to change post-COVID-19. Because like it or not, working out is about to be a very different experience for those who run fitness facilities and for their customers. Men's Health noted that a spokesperson for the U.S. Surgeon General said that gyms are allowed to open as long as "they adhere to strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols."  To that end, gyms at all levels with different...

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“Phase One info ReopeningRI.com” highway sign, I-95 northbound;

Photo credit: Michael Bilow RI Gov. Gina Raimondo allowed her stay-at-home executive order to expire March 8, the next day beginning “Phase 1” of at least three such phases, each expected to last at least two weeks. On April 27, she laid out six specific criteria that all had to be met before any of the phased reopening could start: Has the rate of spread continued to decrease? Do we have the capacity to quickly identify community spread on an ongoing basis before a major outbreak occurs? Do we have the necessary supports in place for vulnerable populations and for anyone in quarantine? Does our healthcare system have the capacity and the PPE to handle future surges? Do businesses, schools,...

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Andy Murray Crowns Comeback With First Title Since 2017 Calling It "One Of The Biggest Wins I’ve Had"

An emotional Andy Murray claimed his first ATP Tour title for more than two-and-a-half years at the European Open in Antwerp. In just his sixth singles tournament since returning from the hip resurfacing operation he underwent in January, Murray had significantly exceeded expectations by making it all the way to the final. There he faced his old rival Stan Wawrinka, who was in the ascendancy for the vast majority of the match. But Murray dug in superbly, saving eight of the 12 break points he faced, including several at crucial times, and battled to a 6-3 4-6 6-4 victory. The last time he lifted silverware in singles came in Dubai in March 2017, so it was no surprise that the...

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