BOULDER CITY – The City of Boulder City is preparing to follow Governor Steve Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 016 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic response. While several directives remain intact, the biggest changes here in Boulder City include the reopening of non-essential businesses (with curbside and delivery only) and resumption of some recreational activities (with specific guidelines).
Community Development is working closely with Business Licensing and the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce on guiding non-essential businesses on their reopening plans. Businesses must adhere to specific safety measures when providing curbside sales. “These protocols were established to protect the health of employees and customers based on the information the CDC has shared throughout this pandemic,” said Mayor Kiernan McManus. “The emotional and economic impact of COVID-19 has been difficult, but health and safety guidelines are paramount to prevent a second surge.” Anyone with questions about their business is asked to contact Raffi Festekjian, Economic Development Coordinator at 702.293.9393.
Directive 016 relaxes restrictions on golf, driving ranges, tennis and pickleball courts. Tee times will be limited, only one person is allowed per cart (unless they are family members) and clubhouses will remain closed. “I am truly excited to reopen, but the safety and health of our employees and golfers is always going to be my top priority,” said Andy Schaper, Director of Operations for the Boulder Creek Golf Club and Boulder City Municipal Course. “The State guidelines will require more patience on the part of golfers, but we have been working with the Nevada Golf Alliance to ensure a relatively smooth transition.” Curbside food and beverages will be available. Tee times MUST be made in advance: call 702.293.6534 for Boulder Creek, or 702.293.9236 for the Municipal Course.
Tennis courts at Hemenway and Broadbent Parks will be open to the public starting on Friday, May 1, and staff will be cleaning the courts daily. Outdoor Pickleball at ABC Park will be allowed starting Monday, May 4. “We are excited to be able to provide these spaces once again,” said Roger Hall, Parks and Recreation Director. “Players will need to maintain social distancing, but opening these courts will provide a great outlet for our community to get out and get moving once again.”
The City has links to Directive 016 posted on a webpage dedicated to coronavirus news and updates: www.bcnv.org/COVID-19.