As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the U.S., MGM and Caesars are among the companies that are mandating everyone inside its properties nationwide – guests as well as employees – to wear face masks at all times except when eating or drinking.
Both MGM and Caesars have stated that guests who do not wish to comply will be asked to leave the property.
Caesars Entertainment’s mandate went into effect June 24.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued an order that everyone must wear masks while in public, including in private businesses starting June 26, according to reports.
MGM Resorts has said that face masks are mandatory at all of its U.S. properties beginning June 26.
“It is clear that the coronavirus still presents a significant public health threat, and masks have proven to be one of the best ways to curtail the spread. We want guests and employees to feel comfortable that we are putting their health and safety first,” read the MGM statement.
Last month, MGM Resorts outlined the comprehensive health and safety protocols designed in conjunction with medical and scientific experts to mitigate the spread of the virus, protect customers and employees and rapidly respond to potential new cases.