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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in Your State

Please see below for the most up to date information from the governor’s office and various state agencies regarding COVID-19 orders that impact small businesses.

  • Reopens all DMV offices.
  • Temporarily bans evictions and foreclosures.
  • Extends all licenses and permits issued by the State of Nevada, Boards, Commissions, Agencies, or political subdivisions.
  • Freezes some garnishment actions and executions of judgments against bank accounts, including Nevadans receiving CARES Act fund. This does not apply to judgments for child support, spousal support like alimony, or to restitution to victims of crimes.
  • Declares a state of fiscal emergency arising from the strain the COVID-19 pandemic has put on public services in the State of Nevada. At this time, Nevada is estimating a significant shortfall of State General Fund revenue with joint estimates from the Governor’s Finance Office and Legislative Counsel Bureau-Fiscal Division ranging from $741 million to $911 million for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2020 (FY 2020), which includes a projected shortfall in the State Distributive School Account as well. As expected, the revenues most significantly impacted are gaming and sales tax.
  • Implements Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan. The order prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people. The order states that all employers must take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing and sanitation guidelines promulgated by NVOSHA. The order allows retail to continue curbside sales and allow onsite access at 50% occupancy. The order opens indoor malls under the same protocols as retailers. The order allows concession stands at drive-in movie theaters to serve prepackaged food and drink. The order allows non-retail indoor venues including movie theaters, bowling alleys, or arcades to reopen under protocols including occupancy limits. The order allows non-retail outdoor venues including miniature golf, amusement parks, and theme parks under protocols. The order allows musical performances, live entertainment, concerts, sporting events, and any event with live performances to resume however these events remain closed to the public. The order requires nail salons and hair salons to continue to operate under Phase One conditions. Estheticians services may resume under strict protocols. Restaurants and food establishments shall continue to operate under Phase One conditions. Gym, fitness centers and the like; public aquatic venues; museums, art galleries, and the like; body art and piercing facilities; trade schools and technical schools; massage therapists and establishments; and, Breweries, distilleries, and the like may reopen under protocols.

Regulatory actions are being compiled. Please check back shortly.

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  • No one gets an increase in pay from a job he or she doesn’t have or may not be able to keep. Wednesday’s Increase in the Minimum Wage not Welcome News Read Full Article
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