COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a Fitness Center - Minnesota, September-November 2020

Tara Suhs, Daniel Gerlach, Jacob Garfin, Alexandra Lorentz, Melanie Firestone, Meaghan Sherden, Katie Hackman, Talor Gray, Samantha Siebman, Haley Wienkes, Kelley Vilen, Xiong Wang, Kathy Como-Sabetti, Richard Danila, Kirk Smith, Carlota Medus

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The Minnesota Department of Health investigated a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak at a fitness center in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Twenty-three severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections (5 employees and 18 members) were identified. An epidemiological investigation supported by whole genome sequencing demonstrated that transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurred at the fitness center despite following recommended prevention strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1267
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2022

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© 2021 The Author(s) 2021. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.


  • cluster analysis
  • COVID-19
  • fitness centers
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • whole genome sequencing

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.


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