The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police wants you to stop reporting all those businesses you think should be closed because they are nonessential.
With the exception of casinos, Governor Steve Sisolak’s decree that nonessential businesses close isn’t worth the paper it’s not written on, yet.
“At this time, LVMPD will not be responding to calls for service that report a business has not closed down,” the department wrote in an email Thursday to news outlets. “That request would require an executive order which has not been made available to LVMPD at the time of this request.”
Casinos were closed under an executive order.
But there has not been an executive order to shut down other nonessential businesses. Nevada Health Response, the team created by the governor to coordinate and release information about COVID-19, issued a guidance document Wednesday attempting to clarify what is and isn’t essential businesses. That document does not mandate that nonessential businesses close, but says they “should.”
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.