MGM Springfield Prepares for Reopening with Extensive Seven-Point Safety Plan
MGM Resorts International, the owner of MGM Springfield, today released a Seven-Point-Safety Plan they will implement when reopening the casino. The casino remains closed by order of the Mass Gaming Commission. The casino will remain closed until at least May 18th.
The seven steps plan includes;
- Screening, Temperature Checks and Employee Training.
- Mandatory Masks and Personal Protective Equipment
- Physical Distancing
- Handwashing and Sanitization
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Controls and Air Quality
- Incident Response Protocols
- Digital Innovations
MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor casinos, two of three casinos in the state, are currently waiting on a ruling by the Mass Gaming Commission on an official reopening date. The Commission has a public hearing scheduled for tomorrow May 13th. The other casino, Plainridge Park, includes horse racing. The Gaming Commission voted 5 to 0 to postpone the June 1, 2020 opening of Plainridge Racecourse until further notice according to the Commission's website. .
MGM Springfield opened in August of 2018 and Encore Boston Harbor opened its doors last June.
MGM Springfield employees close to 2000 employees. MGM announced last week that they are expecting major layoffs this summer.
Click here for the complete MGM Resorts International Seven-Point-Safety Plan.