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Larry Flynt's Hustler Club outlines steps it's taking after being shut down for COVID-19 violations

Posted at 10:29 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 02:47:29-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, which was visited by Clark County licensing enforcement agents prior to Super Bowl Sunday and temporarily closed, has issued information about its plan to ensure the safety of its patrons and staff.

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In tandem with the pre-existing COVID-19 policies and procedures, the following updates are being made to the club’s day-to-day operations including:

  • Implementing additional signage to ensure social distancing is practiced
  • Operating at a maximum of 25% capacity
  • Spacing out tables and chairs even further
  • Continuing to require masks upon arrival (complimentary, disposable masks provided)
  • Continuing to require digital temperature checks for all staff and patrons upon arrival
  • Installing additional hand sanitizer dispensers
  • Continuing to require the entire staff to undergo routine testing
  • Implementing a “contact tracing” procedure for all staff with a mandatory quarantine period for those who may have been exposed
  • Maintaining world-class sanitization efforts, including the wiping down of key touch points on a frequent basis with medical-grade cleaner
  • The installation of plexiglass partitions at cashier counters

“We want to remain open and we want to do so safely,” said Ralph James, General Manager of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club - Las Vegas. “There was some confusion on the guidelines and we have already made the necessary corrections.”

Spearmint Rhino and Minks Las Vegas were also closed for 36 hours for violations of the COVID-19 directives for the state of Nevada.

Strip clubs and other businesses in the sex industry were forced to close last year because of the COVID-19 restrictions. Since then, a few of the strip clubs have reopened but are operating under the bar and tavern guidelines, meaning their employees are clothed.