FL Gym Owner Arrested For Defying County Mask Rule

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Michael Carnevale was contesting authorities’ decision to close his gym on Monday when he was arrested. He said he was allowing his members to choose whether or not they should wear a face mask during workouts. Officers locked his business.

Carnevale, who owns Fitness 1440, a 24-hour gym at 7067-A W. Broward Blvd., in Plantation, is among the business owners who believe the orders to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic are intrusive.

Carnavale has the support of Chris Nelson, who started the Reopen Florida group, and Florida House Rep. Anthony Sabatini, an attorney who has been challenging the constitutionality of the face mask mandates in the state.

My report on Sabatini’s suit is here.