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November 29, 2020

At least two properties have shut down

Nevada: more Laughlin casino workers test positive for COVID-19

Nevada: more Laughlin casino workers test positive for COVID-19
Caesars Entertainment says that the general public is currently unable to book a room until July 26 since Harrah’s Laughlin is anticipating being at its self-imposed occupancy maximum until then.
United States | 07/03/2020

Seven of Harrah’s Laughlin team members have tested positive since the property reopened on June 4. The Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin has closed its doors until July 10 after several of its employees tested positive as well.

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aesars Entertainment announced in an email Thursday that seven employees have tested positive with the coronavirus at Harrah’s Laughlin since reopening on June 4.

"In every instance, Caesars followed its COVID-19 health and safety protocols," a spokeswoman said.

Caesars Entertainment says that the general public is currently unable to book a room until July 26 since the property is anticipating being at its self-imposed occupancy maximum until then. Guests can continue to check for availability in the event there are cancellations.

According to a release disclosing a coronavirus outbreak, Avi Resort & Casino, operated by the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, has suspended all operations in its hotel and casino as of Monday at midnight. The property plans to reopen July 10.

The iconic Colorado Belle announced in May that it would not reopen, laying off 400 workers. Golden Entertainment Inc. said at the time that the closure was an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The Aquarius sent the following in response to an inquiry about some of its employees testing positive:

"We do not disclose health information about team members. We work with the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) on an ongoing basis to support community contact tracing with any cases of COVID-19. Our protocols for internal tracing include identifying any team members who may have come in contact with the team member who has tested positive for COVID-19, per guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and SNHD. Those team members are then referred for immediate COVID-19 testing. Additionally, we conduct a thorough sanitization of the team member’s work area. Employees may not return to work until they have twice tested negative for COVID-19. All employees and guests are required to wear masks without exception."

-Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Laughlin, an unincorporated town in Clark County, is located across the river from Bullhead City, which has taken the top spot in Mohave County for total COVID-19 cases, according to the Mohave Daily News.

Laughlin also canceled its annual “Rockets over the River” Fourth of July celebration that had been scheduled for Saturday night, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

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