In a broad, collaborative plan developed by business and community leaders, Las Vegas gaming and resort properties will partner with the University Medical Center (UMC), Culinary Health Foundation, and the Las Vegas Convention Center to test game employees for COVID-19 prior to their return to work. Tests to be conducted at the Las Vegas Convention Center as casino hotels reopen at the direction of government officials.
Bill Hornbuckle, Acting CEO and President of MGM Resorts International, said:
“Being able to safely reopen our facilities has been our primary concern for the past few weeks. This testing will allow us to provide peace of mind to our employees and guests. We take the greatest possible precautions to ensure their safety. “
Keith Smith, President and CEO of Boyd Gaming, stated:
“As we prepare to open our facilities in southern Nevada, the health and safety of our clients, our team members and our communities is our top priority. By expanding our partnership with UMC, we can contribute to preventing the spread of COVID-19 “.
Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, noted:
“Caesars values the gaming industry and partnerships with UMC to test our employees on COVID-19. All Caesars employees will complete a preliminary questionnaire and the results will determine the need for a COVID-19 test before returning to work. “