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Confusion remains over nonessential Vegas business closures

Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered closures amid coronavirus
Posted at 9:53 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 07:06:04-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a sweeping statewide shutdown of casinos and announced the closure of nonessential businesses for the next 30 days.

However, there is still confusion as to what companies can remain open and which ones should be close.

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Except for casinos, it appears it comes down to a personal choice for all the other businesses.

A list of nonessential businesses was released that included entertainment, concert venues, clubs, auditoriums, athletic facilities, gyms, beauty and personal care services.

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But even after Tuesday's list, some of those businesses were still in the process of shutting their operations Thursday.

Boyd Gaming Corporation confirmed they still had employees in their corporate offices, with most of them in the process of being sent home and a few employees remaining for critical functions.

13 Action News has received several calls from viewers reporting particular business, remaining open, even after the governor's announcement.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has been receiving so many calls for service on non-closed businesses that they issued a statement saying they wouldn't be responding to them at this time, and a request to do so would require an executive order.

With no enforcement, it seems that each nonessential business is making its own decision at this time.