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."
8/3/2020— B'more City Health (@BMore_Healthy) August 4, 2020
Name of Facility: EUPHORIA RESTAURANT & NIGHT CLUB, LLC
Address: 1301 S. PONCA ST., 21224
Reason for Closure: COVID COMPLIANCE - LACK OF FACIAL COVERINGS, LACK OF SOCIAL DISTANCINGhttps://t.co/nScKziUFxS
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.