MGM Resorts International-owned Empire City Casino, located in New York, will be reopening for business in a limited capacity starting Monday, September 21.
“It’s been several months since we were forced to close, so it is with strong emotion that we welcome our team members back to work. Health and safety remain our first priority, and our commitment to New York has never been stronger,” Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts president and chief executive, said.
Several MGM-owned venues have reopened in compliance with the operator’s seven-point-safety plan—a set of rules and procedures designed together with medical and scientific experts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The said plan is also focused on protecting customers, employees, and to quickly respond to new potential Covid-19 cases.
The main points introduced in the seven-point-safety plan include temperature checks, employee screening and Covid-19 specific training, guest screening, compulsory use of face masks and coverings for staff and guests, social distancing measures, physical barriers in areas where distancing is not possible, increased amounts of handwashing stations, and mmore cleaning and sanitation stations.
MGM Resorts International’s revenue for the first half of the year was badly affected by the pandemic, posting a net loss of $50.4 million for the said period.