American casino operator, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has reportedly announced that it is hoping to re-open a pair of its large southern Nevada properties from as early as next month after initiating a program to test their employees for exposure to coronavirus.
According to a Monday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the casino firm detailed that it is planning to recommence operations at its giant The Venetian Las Vegas and adjacent The Palazzo venue sometime in June after being forced to shutter both concerns eight weeks ago so as to help stop the spread of a coronavirus strain that has so far killed over 300 local residents.
Las Vegas Sands Corporation reportedly explained that it has already initiated a scheme that requires people wanting to return to work at the two giant Las Vegas Strip developments to undergo a test to determine if they are infected with coronavirus. The operator purportedly pronounced that that it will be bearing the full costs of these mandatory screenings even for those employees who are not members of its in-house medical insurance scheme.
The Las Vegas Journal-Review reported that the casino firm is to also make such free tests available to anyone over the age of 13 who happens to live with an individual returning to work at its The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo properties.
Las Vegas Sands Corp reportedly stated that it will moreover begin offering staff members at the two Nevada venues access to voluntary antibody tests. The company declared that such screenings, which allow subjects to discover if they were ever exposed to coronavirus, are to be administered by The Wellness Group and PMH Laboratory Incorporated inside its Sands Expo and Convention Center with all results remaining confidential.
Reportedly read a statement from Las Vegas Sands…
“Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our team members and visitors. We are working hard to be as prepared as possible for the day we welcome our guests.”