Boulder City relaxing restrictions inside city buildings

Drop in COVID-19 cases cited as the reason

Mitch Kelly
September 22, 2020 - 8:26 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The City of Boulder City is responding to the drop in cases of COVID- 19 in recent weeks by relaxing some of the restrictions within City buildings.

Visitors can enter City Hall, the Police Department, the Fire Department and the Courthouse without an appointment starting today, but specific guidelines must still be met. Staff and visitors will still be expected to remain six feet from others if there is no protective barrier (i.e. customer service window) to separate individuals.

The new guidelines include:

 - Use the available hand sanitizer;

 - Take your temperature and show to the attendant;

 - Must wear a mask, and if you don’t have one, one will be given to you;

Review and answer health questions including:

 - Do you have a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

 - Do you have a temperature over 100.4 F or higher?

 - Do you have new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?

 - Have you come into close contact (within six feet) with someone who has a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?

City officils say that relaxing the guidelines will allow residents to participate in the 2020 General election during early voting and on Election Day.

“Our top priority is to protect staff and visitors, and these measures will help us maintain safety and health while providing services that residents need,” said Fire Chief Will Gray, who has been Incident Commander of the COVID-19 response in Boulder City. “The general public will be allowed in common areas of the building, but office space will still be restricted to employees only.”

Other rules involving Boulder City are as follows;

Mayor Kiernan McManus officially signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency in March 2020. The Declaration is posted at www.bcnv.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=162.

Attendance at City Council meetings is available to the first 15 attendees on an RSVP basis. They must also pass the guidelines for entry into City Hall. Visit www.bcnv.org/Council for information. (Commission and Committee meetings are only available via teleconference until further notice.)

Utility disconnections suspended on a case-by-case basis. You must contact our utilities billing at 702.293.9244 to discuss.

Police fingerprint services (for background checks) are temporarily suspended. All DMV services at the Police Department are suspended until further notice.

Emergency Aid of Boulder City provides food, rental, utility, and other assistance to Boulder City residents facing emergency needs. Proof of residency required. Visit www.eabcnv.com for more information.

Items may still be dropped off at the front security station at City Hall. You can call City Hall at 702.293.9329 during regular business hours, with limited hours on Friday and Saturday, or use the staff directory at www.bcnv.org/Directory.aspx.

Utility, business license and permit payments may still be made at the back window of City Hall. Payments can also be made online at www.bcnv.org, where you can set up autopay as well.

Nevadans seeking Unemployment Insurance Benefits can file online at http://ui.nv.gov/css.html.

The Clark County School District (CCSD) will be providing free school meals to all children 2 - 18 years of age until further notice. CCSD is able to extend the meals to all children after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a waiver that CCSD requested. Students may pick up meals at any food site. A student’s parent/guardian may also pick up meals for students without the child present during the meal pickup. In Boulder City, Andrew Mitchell Elementary School will serve breakfast and lunch to its students as well as students from Martha P. King Elementary School from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Boulder City High School will serve its students and Elton M. Garrett Junior High School students from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please visit www.ccsd.nutrislice.com for more information and menus.

Albertson’s Grocery Store offers special hours for people with immune system issues, with physical impairments, and/or who are elderly: 7 a.m. through 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.