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Friday begins increased enforcement of face mask mandate for holiday weekend in Las Vegas area

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Jul 02, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Business license agents in Clark County will be stepping up enforcement of the governor’s directives on wearing face coverings, social distancing, and regular sanitizing at businesses over the holiday weekend.

Beginning Friday, businesses in unincorporated Clark County that are not in compliance with the new safety requirements may be given a written warning, a fine, citation, or have their business license suspended and immediately closed.

“Business owners have had some time to get face coverings for their employees and adjust their operations to be in compliance with the new safety requirements,” Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick said.

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Clark County representatives said the business license department has been focused on educating businesses and helping them comply with the new safety requirements. Companies are expected to be familiar with them and follow them.

County staff will be visiting businesses Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (July 3-5). They will be going to all types of businesses, including pools, bars, restaurants, and retail stores.

“Now, we expect everyone to follow the new regulations, and those who continue not to might be fined or shut down. We all need to do our part to limit the spread of the coronavirus so we can keep our businesses open. Wearing a face covering, social distancing, and washing your hands and frequently touched surfaces are easy things we can all do that will significantly reduce the spread of the virus," Kirkpatrick said.

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The Clark County Business License Department has jurisdiction over businesses within unincorporated Clark County, which includes the Las Vegas Strip, most of the southwest valley, and many smaller areas in the urban area, according to the county.

Residents wishing to file a complaint about business in unincorporated Clark County may email CCBLenforcement@ClarkCountyNV.gov or call 702-455-6562.