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Euphoria Club shut down in Baltimore over COVID-19 violations

Posted at 2:38 PM, Aug 04, 2020

BALTIMORE — A popular club in Baltimore has been shut down due to COVID-19 violations.

The Baltimore City Health Department stated that Euphoria Restaurant & Night Club, on Ponca Street, has been closed due to "lack of facial coverings, lack of social distancing."

This comes after large crowds were seen outside the club over the weekend.

Steps Euphoria needs to take to re-open, according to the health department:

  • Limit patrons to 50% capacity (or whatever current orders allow) – this includes pre-sale to events
  • All patrons must have face coverings on except while eating and drinking
  • Only table service is to be allowed for purchasing of food & beverages
  • Social distancing must be adhered to- 6 foot of separation by all persons from one party to another
  • Tables/chairs must be distanced at minimum of 6 foot between another table/chair
  • The dance floor/stage must be closed off to patrons (In the case of Euphoria, this was already the case, but it must continue)
  • Increase security to ensure customers are following proper facial covering and social distancing regulations
  • In addition to the above measures, submit a written plan to the BCHD with regard to how continual compliance will be maintained during hours of operation once reopening has been authorized
  • Attend a conference with a BCHD Environmental Health Supervisor to review both these measures and the submitted plan prior to authorized reopening.