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Clark County closing most buildings to public through Jan. 15 due to pandemic

Posted at 11:01 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 02:05:51-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in conjunction with the extended pause ordered by Gov. Steve Sisolak, Clark County says most of its buildings will be closed to the public through Jan. 15.

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 from 8 a.m. to midnight daily.

“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.

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The Building and Fire Prevention Department is preparing to be open to the public for records research and only by appointment.

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. 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.

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 dropbox.

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 an envelope.

Parks and Recreation centers will operate at a 25% building capacity.

All tournaments at county facilities are canceled until further notice to comply with the governor’s directive to limit crowd capacity.

Reservations for all groups larger than 50 people are being canceled, and no group reservations at parks are being accepted.

Public meetings scheduled to be held at the Government Center or other buildings will be canceled or moved to virtual formats.

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“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.

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.

Outdoor park spaces and playgrounds 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.

Additional information is available online from the Nevada Health Response, the Southern Nevada Health District and Clark County.