Coronavirus concerns have Las Vegas casinos implementing new protocols
Sin City casinos are proactively working to prevent the possibility of Covid-19 infecting the region
Even though there aren’t any reported cases of the coronavirus in Las Vegas, authorities are already working on an action plan to tackle a potential health emergency. With the current outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, more people and companies are looking into taking extra safeguards, and a few casino facilities have implemented new protocols and precautions based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. Not only Nevada, but also other states that are mainly tourist destinations that welcome people from the whole world.are taking measures, as well.
Wynn Las Vegas, for instance, told Casino.org that there are newly-installed “hand sanitizers in public areas” and “back-of-house for team members.” Along with these sanitizers, there are signs of precaution. For the company “safeguarding the health of our guests and employees is of the highest importance.” In a statement from Wynn, it said, “Although as of this date there are no reported cases of the coronavirus in Las Vegas that we are aware of, we will be in close contact with the Southern Nevada Health District who is monitoring the situation along with the CDC. We will implement any health directive they issue.”
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is also concerned, and has confirmed to be following both local and national guidelines to make sure it is covered. Lori Nelson-Kraft, LVCVA’s senior vice president of communications and government affairs, said that “our resort partners continue to monitor COVID-19 and coordinate with health officials.” Regarding imposing restrictions to visit, that’s not something being necessary for now. “Travel restrictions have not been further imposed. We remain committed to following the protocols and guidelines suggested by the CDC and the Southern Nevada Health District,” she added.