MGM Resorts, one of the largest gaming and hospitality firms in the United States, has today announced that it is working with health professionals to collate a number of different protocols for a re-opening and recovery plan of action for its properties.
The organisation is working on a ‘Seven Point Safety Plan’, which will outline a series of measures and procedures from scientific and medical professionals in order to protect staff and patrons against the spread of Coronavirus.
Although the plan is not ready yet, the firm is consulting with health professionals so that MGM Resorts can re-open its venues safely and in a timely manner.
Among the plan are details for:
- Employee training along with health screening and temperature checks to measure and spot any signs or Covid-19.
- Mandatory use of masks and other protective equipment for both staff and voluntarily for customers.
- Social physical distancing of 2 metres where possible to minimise contact.
- Extended sanitisation measures in both food-serving venues and casinos.
- Improved air quality with the use of air conditioning and ventilation systems in order to mitigate virus transmission.
- Accessible medical treatment in the event of being exposed to the virus.
- Upgrades to contact-based machinery within casino establishments and other properties, including contactless check-in, digital menus and ID verification via mobile technology.
Bill Hornbuckle, Acting CEO and President of MGM commented on the business recovery plan and re-opening measures:
“Preparing for the moment we can re-open our doors, MGM Resorts focused on developing a plan that puts health and safety at the centre of everything we do.
Our ‘Seven-Point Safety Plan’ is the result of months of consultations with public health experts and outlines our comprehensive approach to welcoming guests back safely.
Our properties will not look the way they used to for a while, and that’s not only okay, it’s critically important.
We will continue providing the hospitality experiences we are known for, but we must do so safely.
We will continue working with experts and following guidance from the World Health Organization, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and government officials and regulators as we evolve these protocols based on the latest information.”
Many of MGM Resorts’ properties currently remain shuttered and may be some of the first to re-open when it is safe to do so, including: Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Mirage, Beau Rivage – Biloxi, Mississippi and Borgata – Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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