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Most Clark County buildings closing during statewide pause

Posted at 1:36 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 13:25:35-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 in conjunction with the pause ordered by Gov. Steve Sisolak, most Clark County buildings will be closed to the public beginning Nov. 24.

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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 County Marriage License Bureau will remain open.

Clark County parks and recreation centers will operate at 50% 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 at this time, and no group reservations at parks are being accepted.

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Public meetings scheduled to be held at Clark County’s Government Center or other buildings will be canceled or moved to virtual formats.

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. Phone numbers and emails for various County departments can be found on Clark County’s website under department listings at https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/government/departments/index.php. County services that are available online will also continue to be accessible.

Also, outdoor park spaces and playground 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. A summary of the new state restrictions in place starting tomorrow is on the Nevada Health Response website: NV-Statewide-Pause-Guidance-Matrix.pdf.

For additional information, visit the State of Nevada COVID-19 website page at nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/faqs/ or the Southern Nevada Health District’s website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus. Information about COVID-19 testing and prevention is available in Spanish as part of the Esta En Tus Manos outreach effort at www.estaentusmanos.com. The Health District has a calendar posted in English and Spanish on its website at www.SNHD.info/covid that lists various testing dates and locations.

Health official recommend the following actions for everyone to reduce community spread of all viruses:

  • Stay home from work, school and public places when you are sick.
  • Wear face coverings in public and among people who don’t live in the same household. Face coverings should have two layers or more that cover your nose, chin, and fit snugly against the side of your face.
  • Get flu shots this fall to protect health and reduce potential impacts to the local medical system. Those who are at higher risk of complications from the flu also are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. Risk factors include people with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and mask.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched items such as your cell phone, doorknobs and counter tops.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet social distancing per person from non-household members.
  • Over the holidays, health officials recommend limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people. Ensure all guests wear masks. It is safest to keep company with family members living in the same household.
  • Consult these resources for help dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic:

· Nevada 2-1-1 – Provides resource referrals to those in need of social service support.
· Southern Nevada Health District INFO Phone Line – (702) 759-INFO (4636), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, for general questions about COVID-19.
· Southern Nevada Community Health Center – Offers a free telehealth service for uninsured patients at (702) 759-1700 or online at https://tinyurl.com/yxgx6gke.