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New Jersey strip club adopts pole sanitation and masks in pandemic

A dancer sanitizes a pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Gloucester City, New Jersey, July 17, 2020. Backlights off, music quiet and poles bare, strip clubs across the United States closed earlier this year in the face of COVID-19 social-distancing measures that precluded the up-close nature of the exotic dancing industry. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A dancer sanitizes a pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Gloucester City, New Jersey, July 17, 2020. Backlights off, music quiet and poles bare, strip clubs across the United States closed earlier this year...more

A dancer sanitizes a pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Gloucester City, New Jersey, July 17, 2020. Backlights off, music quiet and poles bare, strip clubs across the United States closed earlier this year in the face of COVID-19 social-distancing measures that precluded the up-close nature of the exotic dancing industry. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Dancers speak with customers on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Gloucester City, New Jersey. Like many businesses, these cabarets, lounges and gentlemen's clubs hoped a $660 billion Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program would help them weather the lockdown.

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Dancers speak with customers on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Gloucester City, New Jersey. Like many businesses, these cabarets, lounges and gentlemen's clubs hoped a $660 billion Small Business Administration (SBA) loan...more

Dancers speak with customers on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club in Gloucester City, New Jersey. Like many businesses, these cabarets, lounges and gentlemen's clubs hoped a $660 billion Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program would help them weather the lockdown. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A dancer holds a mask due to COVID-19 at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. But nearly four months since the launch of the loan initiative known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), it is still unclear whether the SBA can make it rain for them. The Trump administration has barred companies that "present live performances of a prurient sexual nature" from participating. Clubs sued, and two federal judges rebuked the SBA for excluding the establishments from receiving the forgivable loans meant to protect jobs amid the health crisis.

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A dancer holds a mask due to COVID-19 at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. But nearly four months since the launch of the loan initiative known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), it is still unclear whether the SBA can make it rain for them. The...more

A dancer holds a mask due to COVID-19 at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. But nearly four months since the launch of the loan initiative known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), it is still unclear whether the SBA can make it rain for them. The Trump administration has barred companies that "present live performances of a prurient sexual nature" from participating. Clubs sued, and two federal judges rebuked the SBA for excluding the establishments from receiving the forgivable loans meant to protect jobs amid the health crisis. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Hand sanitizer sits on the counter at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Hand sanitizer sits on the counter at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Hand sanitizer sits on the counter at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A dancer sanitizes the pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. The New Jersey establishment, which received a loan, has a liquor license for the outdoor patio. So while empty stools are stacked on the bar inside, outside the dancers work an improvised stage.

REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A dancer sanitizes the pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. The New Jersey establishment, which received a loan, has a liquor license for the outdoor patio. So while empty stools are stacked on the bar inside,...more

A dancer sanitizes the pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. The New Jersey establishment, which received a loan, has a liquor license for the outdoor patio. So while empty stools are stacked on the bar inside, outside the dancers work an improvised stage. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A waitress takes customers' order on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A waitress takes customers' order on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A waitress takes customers' order on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A stack of dollar bills sits beside an advertisement for Cheerleaders' new live streaming service. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A stack of dollar bills sits beside an advertisement for Cheerleaders' new live streaming service. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A stack of dollar bills sits beside an advertisement for Cheerleaders' new live streaming service. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Dancers interact with customers on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Dancers interact with customers on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Dancers interact with customers on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A dancer sanitizes the pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A dancer sanitizes the pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A dancer sanitizes the pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A customer walks through the outside patio of Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A customer walks through the outside patio of Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A customer walks through the outside patio of Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A dancer sanitizes the pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A dancer sanitizes the pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A dancer sanitizes the pole before performing on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Dancers perform on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Dancers perform on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Dancers perform on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Customers enjoy the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Customers enjoy the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Customers enjoy the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club, which received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from the Small Business Administration, is seen in Gloucester City, New Jersey. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club, which received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from the Small Business Administration, is seen in Gloucester City, New Jersey. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club, which received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from the Small Business Administration, is seen in Gloucester City, New Jersey. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club is seen in Gloucester City, New Jersey. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club is seen in Gloucester City, New Jersey. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club is seen in Gloucester City, New Jersey. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Dancers perform on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club while customers and employees watch. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Dancers perform on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club while customers and employees watch. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Dancers perform on the outside patio at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club while customers and employees watch. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club is seen in Gloucester City, New Jersey. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club is seen in Gloucester City, New Jersey. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club is seen in Gloucester City, New Jersey. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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