Another Toronto strip club connected to COVID-19 outbreak

Club Paradise has voluntarily closed after six employees and one patron tested positive


Toronto Public Health says six employees and one patron at strip club Club Paradise have tested positive for COVID-19.

All tested positive since September 4 and attended the strip club, which is located at 1313 Bloor West near Lansdowne, between August 29 and September 10.

Officials said risk to patrons is considered low because most of the people infected with the virus are employees.

TPH contact tracers have notified close contacts based on information from the club’s staff and customer logs and advised them to self-isolate for 14 days.

“Toronto Public Health understands Club Paradise is now voluntarily closed for a two week period,” the city said in a statement, which added that public health inspectors found the club to be in compliance with reopening protocols.

“As a further precaution, TPH is advising anyone who went to Club Paradise between August 29 and September 10 to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after their last visit,” the statement continues. “These people should make a particular effort to keep a six foot distance from other people, wear a mask in public spaces and wash their hands. “

Club Paradise is the second Toronto strip club to be hit with a COVID-19 outbreak.

In mid-August, city officials warned that up to 550 people could have been exposed to the virus at the Brass Rail on Yonge. Public health inspectors later issued the club’s operators a non-compliance order.

There were also reports that most of information in the Brass Rail’s customers logs was not accurate.

On Sunday, TPH urged members of the public to provide accurate information in contact-tracing logs.

“Please provide accurate contact information to local businesses and services, including a name, phone number, and email address,” the statement said. “This information is always used in strict confidence and your privacy is respected as part of the contact tracing process.”

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