Gym fined $127K for violating state coronavirus restrictions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has fined a Salem gym nearly $127,000 for repeatedly refusing to shut down in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Oregon Occupational Safety and Health announced Tuesday it had issued the fine to Capitol Racquet Sports for willfully refusing to comply with state health orders at one of its Courthouse Club Fitness locations in Salem. Courthouse Club didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from the newspaper on Tuesday. The gym has 30 days to decide whether to appeal the fine. It has appealed previous sanctions totaling $90,000.