In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in conjunction with the extended pause ordered by Gov. Steve Sisolak, most Clark County buildings will be closed to the public through Monday, Feb. 1.
The County facilities that will remain open to the public at this time will be McCarran International Airport and University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Courts will remain open for limited types of case proceedings. The Clark County Marriage License Bureau remains open 8 a.m. to midnight daily. And the Clark County Government Center will be open for the Jan. 12 and 13 meetings of the County Commission at 9 a.m.
The Building and Fire Prevention Department is preparing to be open to the public for records research and only by appointment. Additional information will be available on the department’s web pages: https://www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/building
The Department of Business License is accepting applications via drop-off at the main entrance of the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas. A drop box has been placed there for this purpose. Applications must be in a sealed container (envelope or box) and addressed to Business License. As usual, the department accepts submissions (applications and fee payments/renewals) via the internet (when allowable based on application type) and the U.S. Postal Service.
The Treasurer’s Office remains closed and property owners are encouraged to pay online, by phone or by U.S. mail. Details are available at https://www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/treasurer. Those wishing to drop off a payment in person can use the drop box located by the pyramid on the southwest side of the County Government Center. Posted signs will direct you to the drop box. Checks and money orders for real property tax payments should be made payable to Clark County Treasurer and placed in an envelope. To ensure timely and accurate posting, please write your parcel number(s) on the check and include your payment coupon(s), if available. For your protection, do not put cash in the envelope.
Parks and Recreation centers will operate at 25-percent building capacity. All tournaments at County facilities are cancelled until further notice to comply with the governor’s directive to limit crowd capacity. Reservations for all groups larger than 50 people are being cancelled at this time, and no group reservations at parks are being accepted. Public meetings scheduled to be held at the Government Center or other buildings will be cancelled or moved to virtual formats.
Even though most County buildings will be closed to the public for business, County employees will be available to communicate with residents by phone or email. Phone numbers and emails for various departments can be found on Clark County’s website under department listings. Online services also will continue to be accessible.
Outdoor park spaces and playground will remain open to the public. Visitors are urged to follow directives based on health guidance requiring face coverings to be worn at all times, whether indoors or outdoors, when around individuals outside their households. A summary of the state restrictions may be found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.
“With the announcement of increased restrictions focused on businesses and public and private gatherings, it is imperative that we continue doing whatever is necessary to mitigate the spread of the virus in our workplace for both employees and the public,” County Manager Yolanda King said.
“Our goal in closing our buildings to the public is to help reduce the surge in cases we are seeing in our community and throughout the state,” County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. “Most of our residents are doing the right thing to protect themselves and others. It’s important for all of us to keep doing the things that we know help reduce the spread of the virus including wearing face coverings, social distancing and frequent hand washing.”
For additional information, visit the State of Nevada COVID-19 website page at nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/faqs/ or the Southern Nevada Health District’s website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus. Information about COVID-19 testing and prevention is available in Spanish as part of the Esta En Tus Manos outreach effort at www.estaentusmanos.com. The Health District has a calendar posted in English and Spanish on its website at www.SNHD.info/covid that lists various testing dates and locations. Health official recommend the following actions for everyone to reduce community spread of all viruses:
- Stay home from work, school and public places when you are sick.
- Wear face coverings in public and among people who don’t live in the same household. Face coverings should have two layers or more that cover your nose, chin, and fit snugly against the side of your face.
- Get flu shots this fall to protect health and reduce potential impacts to the local medical system. Those who are at higher risk of complications from the flu also are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. Risk factors include people with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and mask.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched items such as your cell phone, doorknobs and counter tops.
- Maintain at least 6 feet social distancing per person from non-household members.
- Over the holidays, health officials recommend limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people. Ensure all guests wear masks. It is safest to keep company with family members living in the same household.
- Consult these resources for help dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Nevada 2-1-1 – Provides resource referrals to those in need of social service support.
- Southern Nevada Health District INFO Phone Line – (702) 759-INFO (4636), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, for general questions about COVID-19.
- Southern Nevada Community Health Center – Offers a free telehealth service for uninsured patients at (702) 759-1700 or online at https://tinyurl.com/yxgx6gke.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.