MGM Resorts International has announced an indefinite temporary closure of all operations in Las Vegas, effective Tuesday, March 17th. Casino operations will cease on Monday, March 16th, followed by all hotel operations.
MGM Resorts will not be accepting any reservations for arrivals prior to May 1, 2020.
Here’s the following statement issued by the CEO of MGM Resorts, Jim Murren.
“As the coronavirus pandemic has intensified in the United States over the past week, the people of MGM Resorts have worked to try to find a way to continue delivering high quality hospitality and entertainment experiences for our guests while keeping our employees doing the jobs they love in a safe environment. Welcoming people from around the world is what we do, and our employees have tremendous pride in their work.
Despite our commitment to dedicating additional resources for cleaning and promoting good health, while making difficult decisions to close certain aspects of our operations, it is now apparent that this is a public health crisis that requires major collective action if we are to slow its progression.
Accordingly, we will close all of our Las Vegas properties as of Tuesday, March 17th, for the good of our employees, guests and communities. This is a time of uncertainty across our country and the globe and we must all do our part to curtail the spread of this virus. We will plan to reopen our resorts as soon as it safe to do so and we will continue to support our employees, guests, and communities in every way that we can during this period of closure.”
The Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will also temporarily be shut down due to the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.
The closure will be effective as of March 17th, at 6pm and will remain closed for at least 14 days. The company will then re-evaluate the situation to decide on further decisions.
All full-time Wynn and Encore employees will be payed during this closure.
For more information and future updates, please visit the Wynn Information website directly.