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Vicky Cloid is not stranger to breaking a sweat. She said a couple months after the pandemic began, she started coming back to Blue Moon Fitness to work out. “This is something I really need to keep myself sane,” Cloid said.Now, she’s doing it all while wearing a mask. “I wear a mask all day long. I do everything else in a mask,” Cloid said. “I’m just getting used to it like anything else. I’ve become accustomed to it.” As a medical professional who wears masks all day at work, Cloid said masks make a positive impact. “I think that it’s… the number one measure we can take to not spread it to other people in addition to washing our hands and keeping in our hands from our faces, mouths and nose,” Cloid said. Blue Moon Fitness’ chief operations officer John Voskamp said since Omaha placed a mask mandate, things have not changed much. “We were already asking people to wear their masks and we were telling them that we strongly recommend it,” Voskamp said. The mandate states anyone who is actively exercising does not need to wear a mask as long as they can maintain six feet of distance from each other. However, Voskamp said when people enter the front door, head out or go to common areas, they need to mask up. “We make announcements every 30 minutes reminding people to stay six feet apart,” Voskamp said. Voskamp said because Blue Moon Fitness is in many states and counties, he’s kept track of different mandates. “We have a location in Bellevue, which is Sarpy County, and it’s not part of the mandate there. Now, we’re still following it there to stay ahead of it, because I’m sure it’s coming, but it is a little tricky to stay on top of each county’s requirements,” Voskamp said. The gym also takes temperatures and asks a COVID-19 questionnaire before guests are allowed to work out.

Vicky Cloid is not stranger to breaking a sweat. She said a couple months after the pandemic began, she started coming back to Blue Moon Fitness to work out.

“This is something I really need to keep myself sane,” Cloid said.

Now, she’s doing it all while wearing a mask.

“I wear a mask all day long. I do everything else in a mask,” Cloid said. “I’m just getting used to it like anything else. I’ve become accustomed to it.”

As a medical professional who wears masks all day at work, Cloid said masks make a positive impact.

“I think that it’s… the number one measure we can take to not spread it to other people in addition to washing our hands and keeping in our hands from our faces, mouths and nose,” Cloid said.

Blue Moon Fitness’ chief operations officer John Voskamp said since Omaha placed a mask mandate, things have not changed much.

“We were already asking people to wear their masks and we were telling them that we strongly recommend it,” Voskamp said.

The mandate states anyone who is actively exercising does not need to wear a mask as long as they can maintain six feet of distance from each other. However, Voskamp said when…

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