Clark County Bars Suing State Over Latest Mandated Closure

Claims They're Being Unfairly Targeted

Mitch Kelly
July 15, 2020 - 5:29 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - More than 3 dozen Clark County bar owners are teaming up to sue Governor Sisolak over his decision to re-close bars that don’t serve food.

The move was made as coronavirus cases in the state spike. Tuesday marked the first time that new cases in Clark County exceeded 1,000 in a single day.

The bar owners say that they’re being unfairly targeted, citing the fact that casinos continue to be allowed to operate. The bar owners say that there’s no evidence that there’s more of a likelihood to catch the virus at one of their establishments as long as they’re playing by the rules, social-distancing and face-covering-wise.

In total, 37 bar owners have combined in the lawsuit. 

Last Friday, Governor Sisolak ordered bars that don't serve food in 7 Nevada counties, including Clark, to close down. The bars could still do a curbside service, but the owners say that since they wouldn't be allowed to have gaming, staying open for carryout only wouldn't be cost-effective.