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October 20, 2020

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Coronavirus: Encore Boston Harbor to begin taking temperature of potentially sick guests

Coronavirus: Encore Boston Harbor to begin taking temperature of potentially sick guests
"Guests with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave our property and encouraged to seek medical attention for further screening or treatment," the casino explained in a statement.
United States | 03/12/2020

Wynn Resorts’ property in Boston, MA, announced that it will be taking the temperatures of guests “who are exhibiting symptoms of illness – coughing, sneezing, sweating, etc. Employees are to stay home “at the first sign of unwellness” and will be provided with access to healthcare.

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fter the Massachusetts Governor declared a state of emergency and following Wynn Las Vegas, Encore Boston Harbor announced that it will soon begin taking the temperature of people coming through its doors who might be sick to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"We will soon begin temperature screening guests and employees entering our resort," Encore said in a statement.

"With their permission, we are discretely taking their temperature with a non-contact, digital thermometer," Encore said. "Guests with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave our property and encouraged to seek medical attention for further screening or treatment."

The statement comes after Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as the total number of positive coronavirus tests rose to 92 cases.

"We are sanitizing our slot machines, kiosks, ATMs, and all high touchpoints throughout the gaming floor on an hourly basis," Encore said. "All of our gaming supplies (eg, chips, dice, cards) are cleaned, refreshed or discarded every 4 hours."

There will doctors on call for anyone feeling sick. Employees are to stay home "at the first sign of unwellness" and will be provided with access to healthcare.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as the total number of positive coronavirus tests rose to 92 cases.

In Las Vegas, gambling giants Caesars and Wynn also announced coronavirus-related measures to protect guests and employees. The former appointed a senior management team that meets daily to make decisions to ensure guests "continue to feel confident visiting" its properties, while the latter, besides implementing new policies and procedures, plans to continue to pay any employee who is diagnosed with coronavirus.

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