(Amy Alonzo, Mason Valley News) – Nevada sex workers are angry over a potential Nye County ordinance that would limit the number of hours courtesans could leave their workplace before being retested for sexually transmitted diseases. Some workers claim they are being locked down simply for the convenience of the brothel owners, who allegedly proposed the ordinance changes.
Current Nye County policy requires brothel workers be tested weekly for STDs, but also allows workers to leave their work sites for up to 24 hours; if workers leave the work site for longer than 24 hours, they must be retested to work.
Under the proposed ordinance, workers’ leave will be reduced to six hours between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. for every 10 days worked without being tested. If the worker has a verified medical appointment, she will be able to leave the brothel for up to 12 hours between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.