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What Vegas businesses remain open during coronavirus closures?

Posted at 9:55 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 08:34:58-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Casinos, schools, and restaurants are not the only businesses affected by the recent coronavirus shutdowns -- places like beauty salons have also been ordered to keep their doors locked.

So what's open and what is closed?

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday night that "only essential services should remain open. Such as police, fire transit, and health services in addition to businesses that provide food, shelter, or social services to disadvantaged populations."

Wednesday, the Nevada Health Response Center released an updated list on which businesses can stay open and which ones should shut down.

The list included utilities, trash collection, pharmacies, post offices, gas stations, banks, animal hospitals, pet stores, laundromats, dry cleaners and public transportation.

RELATED: Nevada Health Response Center shares updated list of essential, nonessential services

And some of those businesses are changing their hours of operation or services.

For example, the Regional Transportation Commission announced that it is pausing service of the strip and downtown express.. Still, so far, there are no changes to residential fixed routes or paratransit services.

Others are encouraging their customers to make their orders or requests online as much as possible.

The two locations of The Source Dispensary will be open regular business hours, while implementing social distancing measurements, and is offering free delivery in some orders.

The governor laid out two options in his latest press conference: "I'm telling nonessential businesses to find a way to service your customers through delivery, drive-thru, curbside pick-up or front door service. Otherwise, close your doors."

Several businesses were still assessing their options Wednesday since the order is NOT mandatory.

Therefore, it is a good idea to contact them directly.