Healthy Living Muskogee Summer 2020 Edition - Page 3
Story and photos by Cathy Spaulding
Ultraviolet lights go on when
lights go out at Fit Happens
Owner Kerry Keane called
UV lights "an extra step I could take to ensure
the safety of our members."
UV light sanitizers are among several ways
Fit Happens and other gyms seek to keep
clean out of concern for COVID-19.
Keane said she looked into using UV lights
even before COVID-19 prompted the gym
to close in April. She said she had read how
cities use the light on subways and buses
to kill the novel coronavirus, which causes
The National Academies of Science, Engineering
and Medicine website said UV light
has been shown to destroy other coronaviruses
and might work on the novel coronavirus.
The website says ultraviolet light is produced
by the sun and special lamps, but warns that
contact with UV light could damage the skin.