Planet Fitness drops after West Virginia county asks clients to quarantine

Shares of Planet Fitness are lower after West Virginia’s Monongalia County Health Department announced over the weekend that a client of the fitness center tested positive for COVID-19. Monongalia County is “urging members who were there during a window of time to quarantine and watch for symptoms.” The agency said in a statement, “Anyone who was at Planet Fitness between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 should stay at home for 14 days since being exposed, which would be until Wednesday, July 8. They also should watch for symptoms of COVID-19, which include shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches and loss of smell.” About 205 individuals were at Planet Fitness during that window of time, according to Monongalia County, who pointed out that West Virginia is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases. Shares of Planet Fitness are down 3% to $59.94 in midday trading.