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Hunter nightclub. (Photo: courtesy of Hunter Night Club)

The companies said on Saturday that after two employees tested positive for COVID-19, a popular nightclub and bar Hunters Palm Springs and Streetbar closed indefinitely.

The bar announced that it will test and isolate all employees in contact with infected persons.

The management wrote on Facebook: “Hunter owners, management and employees are committed to ensuring the safety of employees and guests by taking the necessary precautions.”

It is unclear how many employees keep in touch with the two employees who test positive. No reopening date was provided.

Streetbar said on Facebook that its infected employees called for sick leave on June 19 and have not worked since. The bar learned of his positive test on Saturday and closed the office.

Throughout Hebin County, the number of positive cases of closures has increased dramatically.

On Friday, county officials confirmed 501 new coronavirus cases and 3 virus-related deaths. There are currently 15,643 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, of which 438 are fatal.

In Palm Springs, in many cases it is necessary to cover the face, including taking food in the restaurant or eating in person, but not sitting at the table or bar.

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Desert Sun reporter Amaray Alvarez contributed to this report.

Shane Newell reported on major news and cities such as Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs in the Western Coachella Valley. You can reach him at shane.newell@desertsun.com, 760-778-4649, or @journoshane on Twitter.

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