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The number of workers employed at the 3 venues ranged from 4,400 to 6,300 during that timeframe

Massachusetts casinos report 80 COVID-19 cases since June

Massachusetts casinos report 80 COVID-19 cases since June
Mass. Gaming commissioners were told Thursday that the slots parlor, casinos and gamblers have been complying with COVID-19 safety restrictions, and that the casinos have remained below their already-limited capacity allowances.
United States | 12/21/2020

The Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners were told Thursday that employees who tested positive largely indicated they believed they contracted the virus from a member of their household. The regulator has not identified any “concerning trends” or concentration of cases among employees.

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assachusetts slots parlor and two casinos have reported a total of 80 coronavirus cases since June, when they were first required to report any positive cases of COVID-19 among their employees to the state's Gaming Commission.

Loretta Lillios, interim director of the commission’s Investigations and Enforcement Bureau, said Thursday that the cumulative number of workers employed at MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park ranged from 4,400 to 6,300 during the timeframe that those 80 cases were discovered and that employees who have tested positive largely indicated that they believed they contracted the virus from a member of their household, as reported by SHNS.

Lillios said the Gaming Commission has not identified any “concerning trends” or concentration of cases among employees. She told commissioners Thursday that the slots parlor, casinos and gamblers have been complying with COVID-19 safety restrictions, and that the casinos have remained below their already-limited capacity allowances.

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