LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Wynn Resorts announced Tuesday it plans to continue to pay any employee who is diagnosed with coronavirus.
According to a statement on its website, Wynn Resorts said any employee diagnosed with the virus would be placed on Medical Leave of Absence and would be paid for the duration of their physician-mandated treatment.
Wynn Resorts also instituted a new sick leave policy which offers five paid sick days to ensure ill employees remain at home, adding employees are prohibited from reporting to work if they have a disease or illness that can be transmitted to others.
On Wednesday, the resort released a document highlighting the changes that are implementing in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can read more details about those changes below:
Wynn Resorts said it’s also monitoring the virus and taking precautions such as placing hand sanitizer throughout public areas and back of house locations and cleaning frequently touched areas multiple times a day. Employees are also being instructed to wash hands frequently and table game employees must wash hands after every break before returning to a game.
The resort also updated its reservation policies in light of the virus. The new policy is as follows:
“For Hotel Reservations
If you booked by calling the hotel direct or through www.WynnLasVegas.com, you may cancel your reservation 72 hours in advance with no penalty. Wynn Insider members may cancel 48 hours in advance with no penalty. Please contact the Discover Wynn Call Center (888) 320-9966 or (702) 770-7100 for assistance.
For Show Tickets
For performances taking place between now and April 30, you may cancel your reservation at any time and receive a full refund. Please contact (888) 320-7110 or (702) 770-7469 for assistance.
For Dining Reservations
To cancel, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (888) 320-7110 or (702) 770- 3463.”
Wynn is working with the CDC and Southern Nevada Health District as well as an independent consultant at Georgetown University Medical Center.
After the announcement from MGM Resorts about temporarily closing their buffets, Wynn also released a statement regarding how they will be handling their buffet:
“Effective today, The Buffet will station culinary staff at each food station to serve guests, eliminating the need for guests to touch serving utensils. In addition, we are routinely cleaning all hard surfaces and have placed hand sanitizing stations at the entrance for guests to utilize prior to entry. All restaurants continue to maintain the highest possible standards of cleanliness.”Wynn Las Vegas