Forecasters are saying the heat is going to be scorching in America this summer, and some experts are wondering what this means for commercial businesses contemplating reopening.

Gyms have outlined a range of measures to make their spaces safer. Gold's Gym suggested spacing treadmills further apart. Anytime Fitness will place markers on the floor so people stand far apart. Equinox's executive chairman Harvey Spevak said they are not opening yet, but he expects they may ask people to book time in the gym, to limit capacity. 

None of the re-opening gyms have touched on the subject of what they will do about air conditioning, nor have the retail stores, movie theaters, and social clubs that are will soon be accepting customers in states like Georgia and Idaho.

But a study, published in early April, has raised questions about whether those plans should take air-conditioning into account.

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