The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations fined Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island $6,073 after inspectors found the restaurant and bar was not complying with COVID-19 safety directives.
OSHA inspectors saw customers eating and drinking at the bar top, which Gov. Steve Sisolak reclosed bars and bar tops inside restaurants on July 10 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Diners “were actively consuming food and beverages at the bar,” FOX 5 reports.
The agency also fined Viva El Taco Mexican Food at 6775 E. Lake Mead Boulevard $3,643 after OSHA inspectors observed employees wearing their face coverings below their noses.
Tipsters reported both restaurants to OSHA, citing workplace safety hazards.
Inspectors visited 408 businesses statewide during the week of September 14 and found 88 percent compliance rates. They found businesses in Las Vegas were 74 percent compliant.
Clark County has recorded 64,288 total cases of COVID-19 since March, and 1,328 deaths. In the past seven days, the Southern Nevada Heath District recorded 1,431 new cases.