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Stages Nightclub delays reopening amid surge in COVID-19 cases in the region

Stages Nightclub has announced that they are delaying the reopening of their nightclub for another 28 days. This comes as the province put a pause on lifting capacity limits for high-risk settings such as nightclubs and strip clubs. 

“We are saddened and upset to inform you we will be holding off on reopening another 28 days. We do not think it is best to reopen at 25% capacity and think it’s ideal to wait a little bit longer until opening our doors to you,” The management of Stages Nightclub told its customers on Friday. 

Management says that while they are saddened to inform customers about this, “it’s best as they want a full nightclub and an open dancefloor.”

While the capacity limits for nightclubs were slated to be lifted on Monday, November 15th, Ontario’s top doctor, Dr. Kieran Moore said that case counts and positivity rates have been going up in recent days. 

Kingston has been no exception to this. On Friday, KFL&A Public Health confirmed 22 new cases in the region. There are now 150 active cases in the KFL&A area, which is a record high for the region. The KFL&A area last saw 150 active cases in April 2021. 

The Spot Nightclub has also announced that it would not be opening this weekend as a result of multiple positive cases connected to the establishment on Halloween. 

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