Caesars Entertainment Requiring Masks For Everyone

Officials With Wynn, MGM Make Face Coverings Mandatory As Well

Paul Ihander
June 25, 2020 - 5:29 am
Caesars Palace

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) Caesars Entertainment Corporation Wednesday announced that everyone indoors at its properties across the Caesars network will be required to wear masks at all times, except when eating or drinking.

The updated mask policy went into place at noon Wednesday, and applies to all employees, vendors, contractors, guests and passersby in properties. Previously, all employees plus guests at table games were required to wear masks at Caesars properties.

"We promised that Caesars would continue to evaluate the latest recommendations, directives and medical science regarding the COVID-19 public health emergency and modify our enhanced health and safety protocols accordingly," said Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. "As a result, we are immediately requiring everyone in our properties to wear masks, because the scientific evidence strongly suggests that wearing masks and practicing social distancing may be the most important deterrents to spreading COVID-19 from person to person," he added.

Caesars will continue to implement all the enhanced health and safety requirements in its revised operating plans. Also, the Company will take steps to ensure that everyone inside its properties wears a mask. Anyone who refuses to wear a mask, after being asked, will be directed to leave the property.

The universal mask requirement will apply to all of Caesars' properties, not just those in Nevada.

On Wednesday, Governor Steve Sisolak made it a requirement to wear masks in public places. Following the governor's directive, MGM Resorts and Wynn Las Vegas said they will madate mask use as well.  

In a statement yesterday, officials announced that they will begin to enforce the Governor's mandate, and all guests and visitors must wear masks.