Below is the latest on how businesses can establish the “no mask, no service” policy.
For the full directive, click here.
I’m a business owner, what does this mean for me?
Q: With this new directive, businesses are asked to establish a “no mask, no service” policy for your own employees’ and patrons’ safety.
A: Post notices on doors and in front of your locations to enhance public awareness and requirements for entry and safety. (we are currently working with the City to distribute professional notices that are Carson centric.)
Please thoroughly screen those who are exempted from this face covering directive.
Another posting option: The Nevada Health Response Team has provided this “No Mask, No Service” printable POSTER for businesses to display reminding customers of the new face covering requirement for entry. For convenience, the Team has also provided the poster in SPANISH and in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.
Q. Can a business refuse service to someone who refuses to wear a mask or face covering?
A. Businesses should first check that the individual is not part of an exempted category. If they are not exempted, businesses are encouraged to use the opportunity to have a discussion with any non-compliant individual and educate them on the importance of wearing a face covering to protect themselves, other patrons, and staff.
Businesses do have the right to ask a patron to return at a different time with a face covering.
If a confrontation occurs between a patron refusing to wear a face covering and an employee, please use discretion and alert local law enforcement as necessary.
I’m a consumer, I want to support my local bars, my favorite restaurants, casinos, etc., what does this mean for me?
Wearing a face covering is a way for every Nevadan to play their role in restarting our economy, keeping businesses open, and keeping your neighbors and families safe. If you support your local Nevada businesses and their staff, the best thing you can do to keep them open and keep them safe, is to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
Texas today closed bars and some outdoor recreational facilities as the number of new cases continue to mount. (Link)
Declaration of Emergency Directive 024
Guidance on Directive 024: Face Coverings
Guidance on Improvised Facial Coverings (4/3/2020)
Fact Sheet: What does the science say about face coverings?
There’s much more. Please use link above to read the full notices published by the Nevada Health Response Team.
Review the latest OSHA guidance for businesses operating under Phase II directives:
by clicking here: (pdf)
Failure to pay rent eviction moratorium lifted
As part of the relief package to workers, the Governor mandated a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. That moratorium has been discontinued and will be lifted in phases over the summer.
For hard-hit businesses unable to pay rent, effective July 1, landlords and mortgage lenders can resume charging late fees and begin eviction actions for non-payment of rent or foreclose on mortgages.
This was declared under Directive 025.
There, however, may be some relief for those delinquent. The state treasurer’s office is now working on a statewide rental aid program to assist residential and commercial tenants which could be operational by mid-July.
This new program will be funded under the federal relief aid. Further updates will be forthcoming.
As if businesses didn’t have their hands full enough, now this:
We continue to warn of lawsuits that may be coming your way – the new wrinkle in fighting COVID -19, so we’re directing you to this very interesting article so you may be prepared. Here’s the link to the U.S. Chamber publication.
City offers CDBG grant for businesses having to retrofit to comply with various directives
If you have had to put in plastic shields or in any way had to alter your place of business as a result of dealing with COVID-19 regulations, you are eligible to apply for a grant from the City. The funds have to be used specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed on March 27, 2020. Flyer. Please read the guidelines. All applications must be submitted by July 13.
What can we expect for the FY 20-21 School Year?
Like everything else, what to do about the coming school year is still up in the air. Clark County School Board just voted to “consider a blended learning model,” blending in school and virtual instruction.
Washoe County is considering the same model. That could happen here as well. To learn more click here.