Socially-distant lap dance flummoxes strip clubs

Alabama strip clubs reopening under COVID-19-prevention guidelines are wrestling with a question that was seldom top-of-mind before the global pandemic: How close is too close?

The adult entertainment venues, along with businesses such as bowling alleys, concert halls, theaters, performing arts centers and casinos, were allowed to reopen their doors under an order from Gov. Kay Ivey as of 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22, as long as they follow strict safety measures.

Among them are regular disinfection of frequently used surfaces, wearing face masks and keeping six feet of space between people who aren't from the same household, according to the executive order.