A new directive is in place for Nevadans. Face coverings/masks are required for all individuals when they are out in public, with limited exceptions. What does it mean or Nevada’s Businesses?
With this new directive, businesses are asked to do the following:
- Establish a “no mask, no service” policy for your own employees’ and patrons’ safety.
- Post notices on doors and in front of your locations to enhance public awareness and requirements for entry and safety.
- Please thoroughly screen those who are exempted from this face covering directive.
The Nevada Health Response Team has provided this “No Mask, No Service” printable POSTER for businesses to display reminding customers of the new face covering requirement for entry. For convenience, the Team has also provided the poster in SPANISH and in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.
Can a business refuse service to someone who refuses to wear a mask or face covering?
Businesses should first check that the individual is not part of an exempted category. If they are not exempted, businesses are encouraged to use the opportunity to have a discussion with any non-compliant individual and educate them on the importance of wearing a face covering to protect
themselves, other patrons, and staff.
Businesses do have the right to ask a patron to return at a different time with a face covering.
If a confrontation occurs between a patron refusing to wear a face covering and an employee, please use discretion and alert local law enforcement as necessary.
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Melissa Marsh, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a human resources consultant and founder of HRinDemand, a human resources company in Reno, NV, offering expert guidance and easy-to-use tools to help small businesses with employment regulations, compliance, employee relations, and company growth.