Local gaming company Station Casinos is working behind the scenes to assure visitors that when its properties across Las Vegas reopen, they will follow guidelines from the Nevada Gaming Control Board for health and safety standards.
Red Rock Casino in Summerlin, Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station in Henderson, Santa Fe Station in Centennial, Boulder Station on the eastside, and Palace Station west of the Strip, as well as six Wildfire properties, will open first.
Station Casinos says it will assess when Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Texas Station, and the Palms will reopen.
“When our guests walk through our reopened doors, we want them to know that their health and safety is our first priority,” Station Casinos president Richard J. Haskins said in a press statement. “At the same time, we also want our team members to know that these changes will help safeguard their health as well, whether interacting with guests or each other.”
Staff members are already being tested for COVID-19 and will be tested at regular intervals once they return to work. Thermal scanners at entrances will check the temperature of everyone walking through the doors.
Staff will wear masks and other personal protection equipment, and visitors can receive a mask when they enter. Throughout the resorts, the company is installing touch-free hand sanitizing stations.
The company also plans to use electrostatic sprayers and hospital-grade disinfectants throughout the properties, and visitors will see more frequent cleaning.
All team members will receive training on the company’s new health and cleanliness standards and protocols.
Gov. Steve Sisolak closed all nonessential businesses including casinos on March 17. Right now, Nevada is in phase one of reopening, with dine-in restaurants, including some within casinos, permitted to reopen with restrictions. His new order remains in effect until May 30. If coronavirus cases continue to decline and hospital capacity to treat new cases continues to remain available, he may move into the next phase of reopening the state for business. In the past, he’s said that casinos may reopen in phase three or four of his plan. So far, there is no date released for casinos to reopen. Nevada is in phase one of reopening businesses.
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