California Gym Owner Critical of State’s Indoor Mask Mandate

A small business owner criticized recent mask mandates implemented by local California politicians.

As Fox Business reports, Adam Kovacs owns and operates Sonoma Fit in California and spoke on the ‘Cavuto: Coast to Coast’ feature to say mask mandates are hurting his company and that he doesn’t trust the ‘inconsistent’ coronavirus guidelines.

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Speaking to Fox Business, Kovacs expressed his frustration with the mask mandates, saying, “We were permanently closed for ten months. I wasn’t allowed to work. Even after those ten months, we were allowed to open with severe restrictions and masks and capacity restrictions. I mean, we’ve It’s been 22 months.”

Kovacs has previously stated that only the fitness industry and gyms are ‘really dealing with all the fallout’ of the mask mandates, which he describes as never-ending and frustrating.

Increase in Covid cases leads to the recruitment of a new mask

In late December, California Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly announced the mandate of a new indoor mask due to the surge in coronavirus cases. The new mandate applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

The New York Times reported a 522% increase in coronavirus cases over the past two weeks in California, with a daily average of 52,855 cases.

“Educate the public” and “Maintain good health”

Kovacs also discussed the insufficient grant his business received, which was $25,000 versus $2 million plus annual operating costs. He also described how he frequently communicated with politicians and invited them to understand the impact of such mandates on his business and other similar businesses.

“I fought like every day, literally every day. I was trying to make as much noise as possible,” Kovacs said, though he concluded that politicians “don’t understand business.” Noting that popular sports were allowed to continue with thousands of spectators, With the strict guidelines applied only to small businesses like his.

Kovacs also made a good point about health and safety measures, saying, “Nobody is talking about educating the public about playing an active role in actually maintaining good health. Unfortunately, our industry — which works towards keeping the public healthy, let’s be very clear — is The only business that was really affected by this.”

Watch Adam Kovacs’ full interview on Fox Business.

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