Mask Policy

Precautionary Measures and Guidelines during the Pandemic

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, under all circumstances, we politely ask that our Members and Guests follow these guidelines and precautions:

  • Stay home if sick.
  • Wash Hands Upon Arrival and Upon Departure
  • Wipe down equipment before and after use
  • Maintain Social Distancing
  • Wear a mask when NOT exercising*
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from other patrons.
  • If you are at higher risk for severe illness, you should avoid visiting.
  • People at higher risk for severe illness include adults 65 or older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • If possible, use touchless payment (pay without touching money, a card, or a keypad)
  • If you must handle money, a card, or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer immediately after.
  • After leaving the gym, use hand sanitizer. When you get home, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds


Please Note: WE ARE NOT the “Mask Police” and we respect that we ALL have different needs and opinions.

As of August 1st, 2020, Face Coverings are mandated by the Governor of Maryland to be worn in ALL indoor public spaces, including gyms.  Exceptions include:

  • engaging in physical activities where the use of a Face Covering is likely to pose a bona fide safety risk
  • due to a bona fide disability or medical condition, it would be unsafe for the person to do so
  • to the extent wearing a Face Covering would impede communication by or with persons who have a hearing impairment or other disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication

The World Health Organization states that masks SHOULD NOT BE WORN during exercise, WE AGREEIf you are uncomfortable while wearing a mask during exercise or you feel it is a safety risk, that is your decision and you are responsible for your personal well-being.  We ask that you be respectful of other members space (and opinions) and do the best of your ability to follow the guidelines and the mandate.  At no time will the employees of BCF24 ask you to put on a mask, however, you may be in violation of the Governor’s Order. We will do our best as an organization to prevent the spread of disease and abide by guidelines and mandates, HOWEVER, we will not force any of our members to do anything against their freewill.

Thank you. We are in this together.

Mike & Mindy Montgomery
Barnes Corner Fitness (BCF24)