STORY FROM: COVID-19 Litigation Report
Mo. County Sues Gym Owner for Refusing to Close During COVID-19 Pandemic
May 13, 2020
ST. LOUIS — The county of St. Louis, Mo., has sued the owner of two gyms, accusing it of violating COVID-19 stay-at-home orders by continuing to operate its facilities in contravention of the law.
In a May 11 complaint, the county seeks an order requiring House of Pain Gym Services Inc. to close its gyms in compliance with the stay-at-home orders.
On March 13, St. Louis County health officials declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis and issued a stay-at-home order requiring the closure of all non-essential businesses — including gyms.