HB 806 – Open Exercise and Fitness Facilities

HB 806 – Open Exercise and Fitness Facilities


This bill would authorize indoor and outdoor exercise fitness facilities, gyms, health clubs, and fitness centers to resume operations.

These facilities would be required to meet certain requirements including the following:

  • Limit indoor capacity to 40%
  • Employee health questions
  • Employee face mask requirements except when leading a class or when outdoors socially distant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sanitation stations
  • Hand sanitizer availability throughout the establishment
  • Routine cleanings
  • On premises childcare limited to 50%
  • Water fountains limited to filling water bottles only


The House failed to override the veto on July 8, 2020.

This bill was vetoed by Governor Cooper on July 2, 2020.

This bill was previously a pool liability bill and was turned into a bill opening exercise facilities on June 25, 2020.



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