Club Try-Angles, Sun-Trapp to open as Utah relaxes restrictions

As Utah Gov. Gary Herbert “dialed back” the state’s risk level for COVID-19, bars and restaurants are being allowed to open, though under strict health safety guidelines.

Club Try-Angles will open Friday at 4 p.m. and The Sun Trapp will open at 11 a.m.

Under state guidelines, the bars must work to maintain the health safety of its patrons and staff, including social distancing and the use of masks.

Among the guidelines:

  • Those deemed symptomatic (fever, cough, etc.) will be refused entry into the building.
  • Masks must be worn by all patrons and staff at all times except when eating, drinking, or smoking.
  • People are to maintain a 6-foot distance from one another.
  • Hugging, handshaking, kissing, and other physical contact is prohibited.
  • Tables and chairs have been placed by the staff to encourage distance between customers and must not be moved.

“We are excited to see everyone again,” said Club Try-Angles owner Gene Gieber. “While I hate that we can’t hug, kiss, or tap butts, we can at least be the social animals we are.”

“Believe us when we say we are as anxious as you are to have our LGBTQ+ safe haven reopened and to be with our extended family again,” said Micheal Repp, manager at the Sun-Trapp. “Love you all and we can not wait to be with you all again and thank you for standing with us through this ordeal.”

The bars each posted their guidelines on their Facebook pages. Club Try-Angles’ is here. The Sun-Trapp’s is here.

Bottoms Up has not yet determined when they will be open.

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