61°F
weather icon Partly Cloudy

Chamber of commerce cancels events, office hours

The Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce is limiting access to its office and modifying its planned events schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The chamber released a statement on Facebook:

“The Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce continues evaluating and responding to the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with a coalition of its Board of Directors, corporate partners, state and local health officials, and other agencies, on a reasonable and cohesive response to protect the health and well-being of our members, employees, and the high percentage of Nye County senior citizens and its more vulnerable populations. It is important to remember that we should not panic, we should all use common sense and that according to medical experts most Nevada residents are at low risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Given these concerns, the Chamber has opted to respect the concerns of its membership and Nye County citizens, and to temporarily limit large group events which might adversely impact all of us. Therefore, we will reschedule our March Membership Luncheon which was scheduled for this Wednesday, March 18th at the Nugget. We will continue to use a common-sense approach in our decisions while also respecting your concerns. We will strive to be a reliable and accurate source of information to all of you. Thank you for your continued support.”

In a later post on Facebook, the chamber stated, “Our members’ and employees’ health and safety are of the utmost priority for the Pahrump Valley Chamber. We remain vigilant in protecting our members and employees and have modified our events in the coming weeks. In addition, we will also be temporarily limiting public access to our offices, but will be open and available via our phones, emails and online. This is simply a precautionary measure to assure peace of mind and to protect everyone’s health. Be calm … and be well everyone. We are all in this together! This too shall pass.”

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
One person dies in head-on collision

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Thousandaire Boulevard and Homestead Road, just before 1 p.m., on Thursday, April 2.

Little Caesars open during health crisis

Real estate professional Conrad Serrano recently took over as the new owner of Little Caesars in Pahrump.

Nye County’s financial prospects look grim

Nye County Comptroller Savannah Rucker provided the Nye County Commission with an update on its financial situation in light of the novel coronavirus and the outlook is far from rosy, with Rucker reporting that the county is already eyeing a nearly $2 million deficit in revenue versus expenses for this fiscal year.

Tiger tests positive for COVID-19 at Bronx Zoo

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed the first instance of a tiger testing positive for the new coronavirus.

Three Square opening one-day drive-thru food pantry in Pahrump

A one-day drive-thru emergency food distribution site will be open Monday, April 6, in Pahrump as part of an emergency strategy Three Square Food Bank has implemented to ensure that food-insecure Southern Nevadans have access to food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walmart limits number of shoppers in stores at once

Walmart has begun implementing policies to limit the number of customers who can be in a store at once, according to Dacona Smith, Walmart U.S. executive vice president and chief operating officer.