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KC's Timeout Lounge Shut Down for 7 Days by Health Department

The Vanderburgh County Health Department on Wednesday ordered KC's Timeout Lounge to close for a period of seven days following several large concerts at the venue that the health department says violated Gov. Holcomb's Executive Order.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 11:28 AM
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 10:19 AM

Health officials with the Vanderburgh County Health Department have ordered the immediate closure of KC's Timeout Lounge for a seven-day period.

According to the health department, the order to close was issued in response to an investigation performed by the Indiana State Excise Police on Jan. 16. The investigation was conducted after a report was issued that listed violations of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's Executive Orders, according to VCHD.

A long line of patrons stretches out from KC's doors at last weekend's concert

Although Vanderburgh County reverted back into the Orange on Wednesday, the county was still in the Red, limiting gathering sizes to 25 individuals or less, at the time of two large concerts held at the Evansville bar over the weekend.

Original Story: Concerns Over Evansville Bar Concert as County is in Red Zone

The Emergency Order to Close issued by VCHD on Wednesday says that verbal warnings were given to the Evansville bar in October and December for non-compliance with prior Executive Orders issued by Gov. Holcomb.

VCHD says the establishment will now be required to provide a mitigation plan before reopening, and that the plan must include descriptions of safety protocols to mitigate all listed issues within the closure order.

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