Planet Fitness Inc. skidded as much as 6.3% following a news report that more than 200 people may have been exposed to the coronavirus at a West Virginia location of the gym chain.
A client at the Planet Fitness gym in Morgantown tested positive for the virus, raising the possibility that patrons were exposed on June 24, said Mary Wade Burnside, a spokeswoman for the Monongalia County Health Department. Pittsburgh TV station KDKA reported the exposure earlier Monday.
A Planet Fitness representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The news is another hiccup in a tense reopening of businesses around the country after coronavirus lockdowns. Several states in the South and Southwest are experiencing rapid rises in Covid-19 cases, although West Virginia hasn’t had a major new outbreak.
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