SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Gyms and yoga studios will be allowed to function at full capacity now that the Springfield City Council allows passed a bill to move into the yellow phase starting April 16, 2021.
Springfield was in the red phase, causing businesses to operate at 50% occupancy limit, due to COVID-19.
In the yellow phase, businesses like Sumits Hot Yoga in Springfield will be closer to normalcy with masking required but social distancing only recommended.
Stephanie Lewis, co-owner of Sumits Hot Yoga, had to decrease her number of yoga students from 55 to 16 during the red phase.
“Yoga’s a very personal practice, but the fun thing about it is we have such an amazing community, so you’re doing a very personal practice but you’re able to share that with a community of people,” said Lewis. “So I think that it’s definitely been an adjustment.”
Along with max occupancy, mass gatherings under 500 people will be allowed.