Casinos may now increase the number of clients to 66% of their capacity. - Effective Monday, June 15, 2020

As a requirement for reopening, a casino must have a detailed plan for how they will conduct their operations to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 within their facility approved by the Secretary of Health. If the only change is to increase the capacity, a new plan is NOT required to be submitted.

Phase II Guidelines

At a minimum, the plan must include the following considerations:

  • Effective June 15, 2020, casinos may now increase the number of clients to no more than 66 percent capacity for their facility, as long as the other below requirements are maintained, especially maintaining six foot physical distancing.
  • Track attendees for possible use in contact tracing should an outbreak occur.
  • Screen staff and customers for possible illness or exposure to COVID-19 and exclude those persons who are ill or have been exposed.
  • Maintain six-foot physical distance between people.
  • Manage lines or queues for entrance, exit, making purchases, or for other reasons for maintaining a distance of six feet between people.
  • Arrange seating to maintain a six-foot distance.
  • Provide for easy access for hand hygiene for staff and customers.
  • Enforce a requirement for face coverings for all persons present.
  • Maintain physical distancing during shows or live performances.
  • Food service should meet the requirements of the Phase 2 Directive on Resuming Dine-In Operations.