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What’s closed, what’s open in Boulder City

Updated April 15, 2020 - 3:06 pm

As the nation copes with COVID-19, area businesses have taken action to comply with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order for nonessential businesses and services to close.

Nonessential businesses and services such as beauty shops, barber shops, nail, tanning and waxing salons have been closed since March 17.

Essential services, such as police, fire and transit departments, health care providers and those that provide food, shelter or social services for disadvantaged people may remain open. Additionally, essential businesses such as pharmacies, grocery stores, drug and convenience stores, banks and financial institutions, hardware stores and gas stations are open.

The governor’s order also asked people to maintain a 6-foot space between them and to avoid gatherings in public spaces. This resulted in the closure of fitness centers, auditoriums and theaters, along with the cancellation of special events and athletic competitions.

To help people comply with the order, we have compiled a list of what is open and closed in Boulder City. Because businesses are continually adapting their hours and services as demand warrants, it is a good idea to call before visiting.

Boulder City courts

The justice and municipal courts are open but in a limited way. All eviction and foreclosure matters in the justice court, with the exception of emergency issues, have been suspended until April 30. Documents for the courts can still be filed, but Judge Victor Miller is encouraging people to submit them online rather than coming into the courthouse.

Requests for continuations and extensions will also be “broadly and reasonably granted.” All small claims, civil, out of custody and other hearings will be postponed for 60-90 days. Temporary protective order and summary eviction hearings will still take place. All other hearings, except preliminary hearings, are also postponed for 60-90 days.

Hearings over the telephone in the municipal court can be scheduled if the person feels sick or has been exposed to the virus.

The courts’ marshals will be looking for people who seem sick. They will also require those who come into the court to use hand sanitizer.

Boulder City Hospital

The hospital is open and has two isolation rooms in case people come in with a suspected case of COVID-19. One is in the emergency room and the other is in the medical/surgical unit of the facility.

Boulder City Library

The library closed March 16 and staff is encouraging patrons to take advantage of its online resources. During the temporary closure, it asks that items that were checked out not be returned. No fines will be assessed.

It has also established an e-library card that provides access to all of its online resources including eBooks, audio books, magazines, newspapers, movies, television shows and music. It will be valid until June 30. To apply, visit http://bclibrary.org/elibrarycard.

Boulder City Municipal Airport

The airport is open, but the public is not allowed in the staff office areas. Self-serve aviation gas is available 24/7. Full-service jet fuel and aviation gas are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Both are also available on call 24/7.

Boulder City offices

City Hall and other municipal buildings are closed to public access through April 30. According to the city, its employees are considered “vital” and must continue to report to work.

City Council will hold a budget workshop at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, and a regular meeting Tuesday, April 28. There is no timeline or plan for the return of all other committee and commission meetings.

Nonemergency business can be handled by email or phone. City Hall can be reached at 702-293-9329 during regular business hours and limited hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

Additionally, all Department of Motor Vehicles services at the police department have been suspended until further notice as well as civilian fingerprinting services.

Boulder City schools

All four public schools in Boulder City will be closed through at least April 30. Online lessons and educational materials are available.

A food distribution site for students in the Clark County School District is at Mitchell Elementary School, 900 Avenue B. It is open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Boulder City’s Tiny Tots and Safe Key programs are closed through that date as well.

Grocery stores

The 99 Cents Only store, 800 Buchanan Blvd., and Albertsons, 1008 Nevada Way, are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Both stores also open early at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors and those with compromised immune systems.

Recreation

Large events at municipal parks have been canceled through at least April 30. The playgrounds at all city parks have been shut down as well as the tennis courts at Hemenway and Broadbent parks, basketball courts at Lakeview, Hemenway, Oasis and Veterans’ Memorial parks, and the beach volleyball courts at Veterans’ Memorial Park. Park bathrooms will remain open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The fishing pond at Veterans’ Memorial Park is open.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has closed all facilities in Nevada, including beaches, picnic areas, restrooms, campgrounds, marinas and launch ramps. Vehicles are prohibited, except in the parking lots at the trailhead to the Historic Railroad Trail and Alan Bible Visitor Center. Pedestrians and bicyclists are allowed for day-use only. All trails except Goldstrike Canyon are open.

Hoover Dam has temporarily suspended all tours and closed the dam to visitors.

Restaurants

Restaurants that only offer dine-in seating are closed, as are all eat-in dining rooms. Restaurants that offer take-out, drive-thru or delivery service are open, though many have reduced their operating hours to accommodate customer needs.

Senior Center of Boulder City

It closed to the public March 17, but is providing home-delivered meals to the seniors who usually dine at the facility. It also delivers food to homebound seniors through the Meals on Wheels program.

In addition, it is offering care packages of nonperishable foods and cleaning products as needed and upon request.

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