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Posted on: March 25, 2020

County Offers Clarification on Non-Essential Business Closures, Public Gatherings

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We are in unprecedented times as we come to terms the COVID-19 virus and our efforts to protect our collective, community health. To that end, we want to provide some local clarification on state-mandated orders that have come out in the last few days and to end by asking for your help.

Non-Essential Business Closures

Churchill County wishes to express its appreciation to all the business owners in our community who are making necessary adjustments to the way they do business in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We recognize the sacrifice that is being made by many to comply with the Governor’s directive for the closure of non-essential businesses. Please know that we are here to assist where we can. 

There are many businesses that hold both a City of Fallon and Churchill County business license. Churchill County and the City of Fallon are working closely together in order to remain consistent in how we educate and enforce the Governor’s directive on business closures.

Churchill County business license holders who have questions or concerns about how to comply with the Governor’s directive are encouraged to call the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office (775) 423-3116 or the Churchill County District Attorney’s Office (775) 423-6561. If a business holds a license with both the City and the County, they are free to call either entity for direction. The City’s number (775) 423-5104.

Our goal is to first educate and assist businesses in complying before taking any such action. 

Businesses holding a Churchill County business license that refuse to comply with the Governor’s directive may be subject to enforcement measures taken by the county that may include business liquor license suspension or revocation.

Public Gatherings

On March 24, Governor Sisolak released Directive 007 prohibiting the gathering of 10 or more persons in any indoor or outdoor area. This directive applies to both public and private property where the public has access by right or invitation. We encourage the public to review this order and take every effort to comply. 

Supplies for Our Hospital

This community is very generous in times of need and once again, we are asking for your help to keep Banner Churchill Community Hospital ahead of the need for personal protective equipment, or PPE. Would you please review your cabinets and closets and consider donating? Listed items are most needed:

  • N95 masks and regular hospital masks
  • Surgical gloves
  • Hospital gowns and scrubs
  • Goggles and face shields

These items may be dropped off at Churchill County Social Services, 485 W. B Street in the County Administration Building Annex Building Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling (775) 427-0035 to arrange.

COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Please also check the county’s COVID-19 webpage for additional updates on actions we are taking to protect the community’s health. The Nevada State Health Response website may also provide additional information you will find useful.

We are all in this together and navigating uncharted ground and a new reality. Thank you for your patience, support and donations as we move forward.

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