Nevada Resort Industry’s Safety Response to COVID-19
Updated June 1, 2020
As of 12:01 a.m. on June 4, 2020, Nevada’s Resort Industry is once again open for business. We’ve missed you and look forward to welcoming you back.
Our members are excited to resume operations and welcome back team members and guests in a redesigned and secure environment that continues to put employee and guest safety first.
Since Nevada’s Governor closed casinos in mid-March, our members have been meticulously refining their already robust health and safety plans and protocols and adjusting their operations in accordance to the latest guidance from public health authorities, leading experts and the Nevada Gaming Control Board to enact strong measures to protect employees and guests. Our members are taking actions that meet or exceed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations through a multi-layered approach.
Reopening Nevada’s largest industry has been a collaborative process with many state and local agencies working closely with our members to ensure all the critical components are in place for a safe reopening. From testing advancements and medical capacity to comprehensive health and safety protocols and plans, employees and visitors can feel confident in Nevada’s progress and preparedness.
For your peace of mind, here are a few examples of the steps Nevada’s Resort Industry is taking to guard against COVID-19:
- Every resort has further enhanced its stringent disinfection and sanitation practices and conducted a deep cleaning of the resort prior to reopening in accordance to CDC guidelines. Cleaning products that meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for effectiveness against COVID-19 are in continued and frequent use throughout the resorts with a concentrated focus on highly touched surfaces.
- Employees have been adequately trained on the proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures set forth in the CDC guidance and have been taught how to prevent the spread of infectious disease. Employees are also instructed to stay home if they do not feel well or sent home if they become ill at work. Returning employees have been tested prior to reopening and ongoing employee testing will occur.
- The industry is in close contact with the local health departments and has worked collaboratively to put in place systems to respond to those with symptoms of the virus and take all the necessary precautions and follow-up actions. Many resorts will have medical professionals on site to assist. Employees have been trained in the protocols.
- Face masks will be available for guests and encouraged to be worn in public areas. Employees are required to wear masks and, where necessary, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Guests and employees will be screened upon entry.
- Social distancing measures will be in place throughout the resort and hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be widely available.
- Additional measures have been enacted for HVAC systems to maximize the exchange of fresh air and the frequency of air filter replacement and system cleaning has been increased.
- Digital solutions will be implemented wherever possible.
The above health and safety enhancements along with many more meet or exceed the directives from local, state and federal public health authorities.
While resorts’ operations have been adjusted to ensure your well-being, rest assured that the uniquely Nevada entertainment experience found only here has been preserved, and Nevada’s resorts remain exciting and fun places to visit and stay.
For more information, many of our members have posted their health and safety plans and protocols online, which are below. In addition, the Nevada Gaming Control board has implemented a comprehensive set of policies for resorts to safety reopen.
- Affinity Gaming Health and Safety Protocols
- Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Health & Safety Initiatives
- Boyd Gaming’s Boyd Clean Plan
- Caesars Entertainment Health & Safety Protocols
- Club Cal Neva Health & Sanitation Guidelines
- Eldorado Resorts Health & Safety Plan
- Grand Sierra Resort’s GSR Clean Plan
- Las Vegas Sands’ Venetian Clean Plan
- MGM Resorts’ Seven Point Safety Plan
- Nugget Casino Resort Guidelines
- Penn National Gaming Safety Precautions
- Peppermill Reno Health & Safety Plan
- The Plaza Hotel & Casino Health & Safety Guidelines
- Sahara Las Vegas’ Sahara Cares Plan
- Silverton Casino Hotel Health & Safety Protocols
- Station Casinos’ Health & Safety Plan
- Wynn Las Vegas’ Health & Disinfection Program
We hope to see you soon. As always, we encourage you to play responsibility. For help and information on problem gaming, please call the 24-hour Problem Gamblers Help Line at 1-800-522-4700.
To help you stay informed, we recommend the following resources.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Resource Center
- Nevada Health Response
- Southern Nevada Health District or call their information Line (702) 759-INFO (4636) for more information.
- Washoe County Health District COVID-19 or call their information line (775) 328-2427 for more information.