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Caesars, Sands say workers risk getting fired for not wearing a mask

Updated July 7, 2020 - 8:54 am

Casino operators are bolstering efforts to comply with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order that everybody wear a face covering in public.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. said wearing a face covering is a condition of employment.

In a message dated Thursday, Caesars CEO Tony Rodio said “the failure to wear your mask at work will be grounds for termination.”

The message underscored the importance of wearing facial covering on the job to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Keith Salwoski, a spokesman for The Venetian, told the Review-Journal employees who fail to wear a face covering or mask “will be subject to progressive discipline up to and including termination.”

At Wynn Resorts Ltd., company officials say there are no mask issues for employees.

“We’ve not had any employee refuse to wear a mask,” company spokesman Michael Weaver said Monday. “Our experience is that our employees want to keep each other and our guests safe, so non-compliance isn’t an issue.”

MGM Resorts International sent a memo to employees Friday that said employees who come to work sick, fail to wear masks, or fail to observe social distancing requirements “will be subject to progressive discipline.”

Representatives for Station Casinos and Boyd Gaming Corp. did not respond to a request for comment.

The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson. Las Vegas Sands operates The Venetian.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. Follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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