USA – A Las Vegas casino resort developer and operator; MGM Resorts International, has today announced that it has informed guests and staff of a confirmed case of coronavirus at one of its establishments; The Mirage.
The firm has issued the following statement outlining the situation and actions going forward:
“We were informed that an individual from New York who was a guest at The Mirage and an attendee of the Women of Power Summit from March 5-8 has tested positive for coronavirus. Upon learning of the individual’s symptoms, Mirage staff worked in coordination with the state health district to implement MGM Resorts’ health and safety protocol.
Professional cleaners with expertise in this area are deep cleaning and sanitizing the individual’s room, as outlined in the Company’s health and safety procedures and in accordance with CDC guidelines for eliminating the presence of the virus. Access to the room remains restricted as it undergoes this comprehensive cleaning and disinfectant process.”
MGM Resorts International, previously MGM Mirage, after acquiring Mirage Resorts, continued to expand on what it is doing to combat and prevent the spread of the global disease:
“In addition to its pre-existing high standards of cleanliness, maintenance and sanitation at its properties, MGM Resorts in recent weeks implemented temporary enhanced cleaning procedures with a heavy emphasis on public areas.
We are currently coordinating with the Southern Nevada Health District to notify guests and employees who may have had close prolonged contact with the individual and are directing our employees to follow all self-quarantine requests.
We wish the individual well and offer our support in her recovery. The health and safety of our guests and employees is our highest priority, and we will continue implementing the health and safety steps we’ve taken to prepare for potential health and safety risks and combat the impact of this virus.”
The statement comes just days after a confirmed death from coronavirus at another MGM property; Yonkers Raceway, an establishment that MGM bought, which also houses Empire City Casino, in 2019.