JJ's Pub
(JJ's Pub/Facebook)

Vancouver Island’s only remaining strip club announced on Monday that it has closed its doors due to COVID-19 restrictions.

JJ’s Pub in Campbell River says they will be shuttering their in-person operations temporarily in support of pandemic protocols.

“As of November 16, 2020 there have been no reported cases at JJ’s Pub,” the club said on their Facebook page.

“However, as part of our commitment to the health and safety of Campbell River, JJ’s management has decided it is in our community’s best interest to close the doors for the time being.”

JJ’s says they will be keeping their kitchen open for take-out orders, and will be adhering to safety protocols set out by health officials.

The pub also distributed menus to community mailboxes via Canada Post, with details on how to order food for delivery or take-out.

On Tuesday, Campbell River RCMP said they had fined a local night spot for multiple COVID-19 violations, but did not disclose the name of the business.

JJ’s pub did not respond to multiple media inquiries from Victoria Buzz. On Instagram, they stated that they would be reopening “as soon as the provincial government allows.”

The pub ended their statement on Facebook by thanking the community for their support and encouraging people to respect COVID-19 protocols.

“Again, we would like to thank our community for being supportive of our business during these unprecedented times,” JJ’s stated.

“We encourage members of the Campbell River community to continue practicing social distancing and remain up to date with the fast changing COVID-19 safety protocols…We are all in this together!”