Newport Beach’s OASIS senior fitness center is reopening, albeit at limited capacities

It’s time to get physical again at the OASIS senior fitness center in Newport Beach.

City officials announced earlier in October that the fitness center would be reopening, along with other city facilities such as community centers for classes and City Hall. City officials said that this does not apply to the whole of the OASIS Senior Center.

“The city of Newport Beach has been determined to keep our community healthy and engaged in physical activity throughout the pandemic and access to our parks and facilities has been top priority for their wellbeing,” said Laura Detweiler, the director of recreation and senior services for the city.

“We have kept our parks open and have promptly opened amenities like the fitness center as soon as guidelines have been published by the state and county with safety measures in place,” Detweiler said. “Our fitness center members have been eager to get back

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Alabama nursing homes to allow limited in-person visits

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday the resumption on Oct. 2 of limited in-person visits to nursing homes more than six months after they locked down in response to coronavirus.

Each nursing home resident will be allowed one caregiver or visitor at a time. Nursing homes can only permit indoor visits if they have not had a positive coronavirus case in two weeks, according to the Alabama Nursing Home Association. Facilities can limit the total number of visitors at one time and masks and social distancing will be required.

The Alabama Nursing Home Association provided the following guidance to family members:

· Do schedule an appointment to visit with your loved one

· Do use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before, during and after your visit

· Do wear a mask covering your mouth and nose during your entire visit in the facility

· Do maintain social distance of at least six

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