MGM Resorts, Wynn now requiring face coverings in light of Sisolak’s mandate

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — MGM Resorts International and Wynn Las Vegas will now require everyone on their properties to wear face coverings while in public.

MGM issued the following statement:

Given the public health situation and the reports of new cases, we support the Governor’s decision to require masks in public places and will begin to enforce according to his guidelines. At MGM Resorts, we have put health and safety at the center of all we do, and this will be a modification of protections that make up our multi-layered Seven-Point Safety Plan.”

Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and President of MGM Resorts International

The company also says it is requiring face coverings at its properties nationwide.

As part of our work to continually update and evolve our health and safety policies, we are now requiring masks for all guests and visitors inside public spaces. This will apply to all MGM Resorts properties across the United States and will become effective by Friday. If a guest is in need of a mask, we will provide one. We hope that our guests will do their part to help the collective efforts to curtail the spread of the virus. Guests who do not wish to comply will be asked to leave the property. 

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.”

MGM Resorts International

Wynn Las Vegas’ statement reads as follows:

We applaud Governor Sisolak in his decision to require face coverings for everyone in public, including those visiting a resort.  It is a demonstration of his commitment, shared by all of us, to keep visitors to Las Vegas safe, as well as our employees and local community.  Mandatory face coverings have had no impact on the ability of our employees to deliver great guest experiences   Similarly, we believe face coverings will not diminish the unique experiences only Las Vegas can offer visitors.”

Wynn Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment mandated face coverings for everyone indoors on its properties earlier Wednesday.

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