Governor Sisolak’s state-wide order for Covid-19 facemask usage hasn’t completely caught on yet and he’s anything but happy about it. Of over 200 businesses inspected by the State on July 2, only 49% of businesses inspected complied with the face covering requirements. Fifty percent of bars and restaurants visited by inspectors were found to be in compliance, with the remaining establishments, including automobile sales and maintenance, gyms, hair and nail establishments, and tattoo shops were at 61 percent.
Governor Sisolak said “The noncompliance numbers reported by State officials are disappointing and unacceptable a week after the face coverings directive was issued. To the businesses that are complying, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart on behalf of all Nevada. You’re protecting our businesses, our health, our jobs, our economy and your industry. To those businesses operating in violation of the directive by not implementing safe social distancing and face covering protocols, you’re not only jeopardizing people’s health but you’re also jeopardizing your fellow businesses, your industry, and our overall economy.”
“I am grateful for the strong partnerships that state and local governments that will be taking broad-based and swift enforcement actions throughout this holiday weekend.”
Governor Sisolak continued…”As I have expressed before, I have growing concerns with our current COVID-19 data trends. If these reports on noncompliance continue I will not hesitate to take swift and decisive action directed at targeted industries or areas that are experiencing COVID-19 eruptions because of non-compliance.”
Complaints can be filed with Nevada OSHA by calling (775) 688-3700 in northern Nevada or by visiting the complainant form on OSHA.gov.