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VCH is advising anyone who attended Brandi’s during those hours to monitor themselves for 14 days, and to seek COVID-19 testing if they develop symptoms, which may include loss of smell, fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, malaise, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Meantime, as strip clubs reopen they are coming up with ways to maintain physical distancing. For example, another local strip bar, No. 5 Orange, has put up Plexiglas on the stage to prevent the spread of potentially infected droplets between dancers, staff and patrons.
Vancouver Coastal Health said it has been in contact with strip clubs about their reopening plans, and that they should follow two sets of WorkSafeBC guidelines.
VCH spokeswoman Carrie Stefanson said a combination of the performing arts guidance and the restaurant and pub guidance would address many of their issues.
— With a file from Nick Eagland
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