Clark County To Close Most Buildings On Wednesday

Many Employees Being Asked To Work From Home For Now

Mitch Kelly
March 17, 2020 - 3:18 pm

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - In an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, almost all Clark County buildings will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18, until further notice.

The County facilities that will remain open to the public at this time will be McCarran International Airport, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the courts and the County Marriage License Bureau.

Even though most County buildings will be closed, County employees will be at work and able to communicate with residents by phone or email. A list of phone numbers and emails for various County departments is available at www.clarkcountynv.gov/Pages/Departments.aspx. County services that are available online will also continue to be accessible.

Also, outdoor park spaces will also remain open to the public, although any visitors are strongly encouraged to follow health officials’ recommendations regarding social distancing (a 6-foot separation between people) and other precautions www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.

“Everyone at the County understands the impacts these closures will have on the public we serve,” County Manager Yolanda King said. “Our hope is that the actions we take today will limit the spread of the virus and help our community recover sooner.”

“These are uncharted waters,” County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. “While closing buildings to the public is a dramatic step, we believe it is a necessary one. Please, check on your friends and neighbors, especially those who are a little older, and remember to wash your hands often, cover sneezes and coughs, and if you feel sick go home and call your doctor.”

County officials are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation in coordination with state, local and federal health officials and will keep the public advised of any updates. As this continues to be a rapidly changing situation, additional measures are possible.

For additional information, visit the Southern Nevada Health District’s website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus, or the State of Nevada COVID-19 website page at nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/faqs/. Residents also can call the Health District’s Information Phone Line: (702) 759-INFO (4636), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday.