Wynn Las Vegas decided to close its buffets, nightclubs, and theaters temporarily for the weekend to impede the spread of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, at its properties in Las Vegas and Boston.
“Every scientific and health authority I’ve spoken to has focused on the need for social distancing, which is to say, creating sufficient space between each of us to impede the spread of the coronavirus. This isn’t simply a good idea; it is essential, and not forever, but certainly for now,” Matt Maddux, the CEO of Wynn Resorts, writes online.
Wynn already added paid sick days for employees who need to be quarantined, and says it will “continue to pay our full-time employees that work in these spaces.”
The resort also notes that it will screen guests with “non-invasive thermal cameras at all our entrances” to monitor the temperature of visitors.
“Any person registering a temperature of 100.4F or higher will be discreetly informed by a trained member of the security team and not be permitted to remain inside the resort,” USA Today reports.
Wynn also plans to “create appropriate distancing between guests” between restaurant tables and gaming devices.
MGM Resorts already announced plans to temporarily close all seven of its buffets on Sunday in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
That means the Buffet at Aria, Buffet at Bellagio, MGM Grand Buffet, Cravings at the Mirage, Buffet at Luxor, and Buffet at Excalibur close temporarily. “These changes are temporary and will be evaluated on a weekly basis,” MGM Resorts director of media relations Brian Ahern said in a statement on Tuesday.
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