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A strip club in the Wisconsin Dells is the site of a COVID-19 outbreak, health officials say.

In a June 19 advisory, the Juneau County Health Department said patrons who visited Cruisin' Chubbys Gentlemen's Club between June 10 and June 14 may have been exposed to the virus and should monitor themselves for symptoms.

The club had announced its reopening on Facebook two weeks prior to the exposure period, writing that it was "open and back in action."

Juneau County health officer Amanda Dederich declined to provide a specific number of cases tied to the club to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing an ongoing investigation.

An outbreak is defined by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases of the illness within the same facility, or tied to the same event, within 28 days of each other. 

Dederich noted that the club had been compliant with health regulations upon reopening — including that staff had been wearing masks during the time of exposure.