Gov. Sisolak on Wednesday added brothels to Nevada’s list of non-essential businesses.
“In light of that announcement, we’ve decided to voluntarily comply until further notice,” Lyon County brothel owner Suzette Cole said in the association’s press release.
According to the association, confirmed closures are: Mustang Ranch in Storey County; Sheri’s Ranch and Chicken Ranch in Nye County; Moonlite Bunny Ranch, Kit Kat Guest Ranch, Sagebrush Ranch and Love Ranch North in Lyon County; Inez’s D&D and Mona’s Ranch in Elko; and the Desert Rose Gentlemen’s Club in Elko.
A woman at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch who answered a phone call from the Reno Gazette Journal said, “all of our locations are closed until further notice.” She did not identify herself and said there was nobody else to speak with at the brothel about the matter.
The announcement comes just one day after Cole said the brothels would remain open with skeleton crews, but the businesses’ bars would close.
The day before the closure, Cole said closing the brothels would have a “devastating impact … on the lives and livelihoods of our workers.”
Amy Alonzo covers Mason Valley and rural Nevada.