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Affiliates Battle Wildfire Ash and Smoke Amidst Pandemic in California

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Over 8,200 fires have burned more than 4 million acres in California. And affiliates are being affected.

  • “Surviving the pandemic has been tough, and a fire season that started in August is an additional onslaught,” said Beth Rypins, owner of Wine Country CrossFit located in downtown Napa.

One big thing: As fires rage, air quality decreases. And in a state where gyms are facing massive restrictions due to COVID-19 — think outdoor only or 10% capacity limits indoors — this is a problem.

Affiliates have had to be very flexible with their programming, adjusting services day to day. But some have had to shut their doors for long periods of time.

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