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Gilley's Saloon, Viva El Taco make list of businesses fined for not following COVID-19 restrictions

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 19:20:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Today, the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) announces that violations of required workplace health and safety measures has resulted in Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issuing notices of citation and penalty to the following businesses last week (September 14 through September 18):

9/16Stead Food and Liquor13200 Stead Blvd., Reno$2,603Employee was not wearing a face covering
9/18Gilley's Saloon (referral)3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas$6,073Bar top was not closed as required, customers were actively consuming food and beverages at the bar
9/18Viva El Taco Mexican Food (referral)6775 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite B-2, Las Vegas$3,643Employees were wearing face coverings below the nose

The Stead Food and Liquor citation was issued after officials observed noncompliance with one or more requirements of general and industry-specific guidance and directives during both an initial observation and a follow up visit by division officials.

The employer was provided a notice and a request for compliance during the first visit. Upon observation of ongoing noncompliance during a follow up visit, a formal investigation was opened with the employer.

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Citations were issued to Gilley’s Saloon and Viva El Taco Mexican Food after an investigation was initiated as a result of a referral filed with Nevada OSHA alleging workplace safety hazards.

Nevada OSHA has issued 39 citations since the face covering mandate went into effect and the compliance observation process began.