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Las Vegas Strip Casino Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus

Two Members Of The Concierge Staff At Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Receive Positive Test


Two employees of a Las Vegas Strip hotel and casino have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas was notified last week that members of their concierge staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They sent a statement to the local NBC news affiliate Monday morning.

“Last week, we were notified that two employees of the Concierge team received a confirmed positive coronavirus test,” read the statement. “Upon being made aware, the resort took immediate action, reporting directly to the Southern Nevada Health District to begin the process of contact tracing to inform those employees and guests who may have potentially been exposed. Additionally, the concierge office has since undergone a thorough disinfecting and sanitization process led by certified experts, American Technologies, Inc.”

The Blackstone-owned Cosmopolitan was the site of the viral video tweeted by Los Angeles Times sports columnist Arash Markazi that showed a large crowd of people on the gambling floor without masks and very little social distancing.

In response to the trend of maskless gamblers, Nevada regulators made it mandatory for guests to wear a mask at a table game that doesn’t have a physical partition between the player and dealer.

This isn’t the first time a Las Vegas casino employee has contracted coronavirus since the June 4 reopening. Bellagio’s Mayfair Supper Club reopened Monday following a four-day closure after a kitchen employee tested positive for the virus.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar is also closed for enhanced sanitization after an employee received a positive test result.