State and local agencies continue to inspect businesses to find out whether employees and customers are adhering to Nevada’s mandatory mask order. Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered all businesses to require staff and customers to wear a mask indoors and encouraged masked outdoors when it’s not possible to maintain six feet of social distancing on June 25.
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations fined The Dillinger in Boulder City $4,858 on Monday after a “referral received from local authorities that observed ongoing noncompliance.” Nevada OSHA officials can fine businesses up to $134,000 for noncompliance.
Inspectors visited 358 businesses on July 16-17 and found 94 percent compliance in Southern Nevada. Restaurants, which made up 55 visits during those two days, were 98 percent compliant.
Since the mandatory mask order went into effect on June 25, OSHA inspectors visited 2,638 businesses statewide and found an 87 percent compliance rate in northern Nevada, and 82 percent in the south, according to 8 News Now.
The City of Las Vegas received 382 complaints about mask compliance from June 25 to July 15 and issued 25 notices to businesses not complying with the order. Taco de Barria at 827 Main Street received the first notice from the city on June 27, according to FOX 5. Classic Jewel at 353 E. Bonneville Avenue and Cat’s Meow at 450 Fremont Street received a civil penalty for noncompliance on July 10.
“Cat’s Meow is still open as it has a license to serve food and is fully compliant with government orders,” director of operations Ryan Carlson told FOX 5 in a statement. “We can’t stop the party for a little flu.”
Other restaurants and bars that received notices of noncompliance include Mariscos el Bigoton at 5068 E. Washington Avenue on July 10; the Plaza hotel at 1 S. Main St. on July 10; ReBar at 1225 S. Main St. on July 10; and Omelet House at 2160 W. Charleston Blvd.
The city visited 1,351 businesses in three weeks.
• COVID-19 compliance up to 94%; Boulder City restaurant fined [8 News Now]
• City of Las Vegas receives 382 compliance complaints in 3 weeks after mask mandate [FOX 5]
• Clark County Finds Casinos, Restaurants Not Enforcing Mandatory Mask Order [ELV]
• Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Issues Mandatory Face Mask Order Effective on Friday [ELV]
• How Coronavirus Is Affecting Las Vegas Food and Restaurants [ELV]