Courtesy Caesars Entertainment / Erik Kabik
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 7:24 p.m.
Caesars Entertainment is requiring anyone entering their properties across the United States to wear a face mask to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the resorts company announced today.
Previously, all employees and table games players were required to wear a mask. The change was implemented at noon.
“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.”
The change applies to employees, vendors, contractors, guests and passersby in properties. It’s only for indoors.
Caesars is the first Nevada resorts company to require that everyone wear a mask, but others could follow suit as the state has reported the largest one-day increase of new cases in four of the past eight days.