Caesars Palace and the Flamingo confirm they will reopen everything from restaurants and their hotels to the gaming floor table games and slot machines on Thursday, June 4. Caesars Entertainment also expects several retail and dining outlets along the Linq Promenade, as well as the High Roller Observation Wheel, will reopen.
Parent company Caesars Entertainment also plans to reopen Harrah’s Las Vegas and the gaming floor at The Linq next when customer demand increases.
The Flamingo still touts its new steakhouse, Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse with a vintage look, speakeasy entrance, and homage to the mobsters who opened the Flamingo in 1946 — as opening soon. Chicago chef Lamar Moore becomes the head chef at the restaurant after winning the job on Food Network’s Vegas Chef Prizefight.
So far, the resorts have not announced which restaurants will be first to reopen.
Previously, the resorts revealed a health and safety plan to comply with recommended policies and procedures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Employees will wear masks, and encourage visitors to wear them as well. Some staff will even wear gloves.
Entertainment, restaurants, and bars will likely be reopened on a phased basis with limited capacity.
Check-in desks, elevator lobbies, taxi lines, employee break rooms, and cafeterias, will be clearly marked for appropriate social distancing.
Public spaces and guest rooms will be cleaned and disinfected, and employees will receive training on the new procedures and policies. Hand sanitizer will be available to visitors, and staff will be instructed to wash hands for at least 20 seconds frequently.
At all properties, seating at table game spots and slot machines will have social distancing provisions enforced.
Before staff can return to work, Caesars plans to send employees through a health screening program, and through the end of the year, staff will receive an additional 10 days of paid sick days if they or someone in their household is diagnosed with COVID-19.
Caesars plans to open its other Las Vegas properties — Bally’s Las Vegas, The Cromwell, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort, and the Rio — and dining amenities based on customer demand.
Gov. Steve Sisolak closed casinos closed on March 17 to curb the spread of COVID-19. While he has permitted some businesses in Nevada, including dine-in restaurants, to reopen on May 9.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board did issue guidelines to resorts to reopen that include maintaining 50 percent capacity, masks on staff, cleaning protocols, and social distancing throughout the casino.
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