County Shuts Down Nearly 20 Businesses For Violating Closure Order

Most Businesses Complying With Governor's Directive

Mitch Kelly
March 27, 2020 - 6:02 am
The closed Evel Pie restaurant in the Fremont East Entertainment District is boarded up as a result of the statewide shutdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus across the United States on March 22, 2020

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Clark County’s Business License Department continues to search for non-essential businesses that are staying open in defiance of Governor Steve Sisolak's order.

On Friday night, the Governor ordered all "non-essential" businesses to close for a month is an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

According to Clark County Spokesman Dan Kulin, the Business License Department issued emergency suspensions to two non-essential businesses on Wednesday, raising to 18 the total number of establishments shut down by the county for violating a state order to close amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Those are the most recent statistics. Numbers for Thursday are expected to be released on Friday.

The county has visited 110 locations and issued five citations for operating without a business license between Saturday, when the mandate went into effect.

Metro Police has asked the public not to call them to report a non-essential business that continues to operate.