PLANTATION, Fla. – The Florida gym owner speaks after being arrested for not forcing members to wear masks during training.
Michael Carnevale, owner of the Fitness 1440 plantation, spoke out against the WPLG just before his arrest on Monday.
“If it’s all really about health, then here we get into some gloomy waters because I don’t see how I can force my caregivers to put on a mask or exercise,” Carnevale said. .
Braard County has announced a mandatory mask policy for “everyone in any institution” “regardless of whether social isolation can be maintained”.
Authorities locked Fitness 1440 on Monday and escorted Carnevale out of his business with handcuffs after receiving a call from an adviser about a lack of mask performance.
The CDC notes that covering the face can help prevent a virus that has been found to be able to transmit to people who are not experiencing symptoms.
Asked if he was worried about endangering people, Carnevale replied, “I am one hundred percent. I’m very worried about someone being dizzy or faint with a mask on the tap. “
More than 432,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida since Monday, according to the Department of Health website.
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