Clark County today released a summary of businesses in unincorporated Clark County that have received Notices of Violation (NOV) for not complying with the governor's mandates related to COVID-19. In one instance involving a Lowe's Home Improvement store at 2465 N. Nellis Blvd., the store was issued a Notice of Violation and assessed a penalty.
Businesses receiving NOV's include three Smith's Food and Drug stores (10100 West Tropicana Ave., 8080 Las Vegas Blvd. So. and 5525 W. Warm Springs Rd.), two Walmart stores (2310 E. Serene Ave. and 2570 E. Lake Mead), two 7-Eleven stores (4482 Maryland Pkwy. and 4620 E. Russell Rd.), a McDonald's restaurant, a Subway restaurant, the Silverton Casino Hotel for lack of social distancing at its Mermaid show, Aria Resort & Casino for customers observed not wearing mask and social distancing, Mandalay Bay resort for lack of social distancing in the pool area, a barbershop, a sushi restaurant, a shoe store, a gun shop and others.
Businesses that were found to be noncompliant are revisited by agents and in most cases they are deemed to be in compliance, such as with the aforementioned Lowe's store.
Business license agents have visited more than 1,600 businesses in unincorporated Clark County since June 26, when face coverings were required at local businesses. Agents have visited more than 3,600 businesses during Phase 2 of the governor's reopening plan and more than 5,300 businesses during Phases 1 and 2. The visits are designed to provide education and guidance for following the new regulations required during the pandemic.
With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations on the rise here, County leaders are emphasizing the need for all residents and businesses to bring a renewed focus to wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and other actions that help limit the spread of the virus.
"We all must do our part to limit the spread of the coronavirus and decrease the number of new cases we are seeing," said County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, "and this is particularly important for those who own and operate businesses. Our business community must be vigilant. If we fail to limit the spread of the virus our cases and hospitalizations will continue to rise, which could force us to roll back some of the openings and overwhelm our healthcare system."
"The County's Business License staff have seen increasing compliance from businesses and the public, but we need to be as close to perfect as possible," Chairman Kirkpatrick said. "We are all in this together. Businesses and residents are partners in our effort to keep our community and our economy open."
A focus on reducing transmission of the coronavirus means a renewed emphasis on the actions that prevent people from giving the virus to others, even if the infected person is asymptomatic, and on catching the virus from others.
Recommended actions to limit the spread of the virus include:
- Wear a face covering when in public places and when around people from other households.
- Wash your hands often.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched items such as your cell phone, doorknobs and countertops.
- Maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing between others.
The recent increase in the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations began in late June. As of this morning, Clark County has seen 19,654 coronavirus cases, including 836 new cases reported today. Information about the governor's directives, coronavirus testing sites and more can be found on several websites including the County's at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov, the state's at www.NVHealthResponse.NV.gov, and the Southern Nevada Health District at www.SNHD.info.