Clark County Commissioners adopt emergency ordinance

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a unanimous vote, the Clark County Commissioners voted to adopt an emergency ordinance concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. In short, the ordinance requires all non-essential businesses to close, and gives Metro police the authority to enforce penalties on businesses not complying with the ordinance.

Commissioners made it clear during the meeting — these particular rules and steps for enforcement apply to businesses in Clark County, located outside of corporate city limits. Different jurisdictions could have different courses of action.

For these areas, a Metro Lieutenant at the meeting said his team will go to businesses that aren’t complying, provide them a copy of the declaration and ask them to close. If the business owner doesn’t comply, then they could take civil or criminal action.

Commissioners also asked for the public to not call 911 if they see a non-essential business not complying with the law. Call your commissioner, or call business licensing at (702) 455-4252.

For a full list of essential and non-essential, click the link below.

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