July 14, 2020 Comments Off on MGM Springfield Casino Reopens at 25% Capacity Views: 470 Boston New England News, Metro Boston, Top Boston

MGM Springfield Casino Reopens at 25% Capacity

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After four months of being shut down due to concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the MGM Springfield casino has reopened under strict health and safety regulations.

The 125,000-square-foot casino has reopened at 25% of its original capacity, while the resort’s 240-room hotel and spa remain closed. Three of the property’s food and beverage outposts will also operate at limited occupancies. Additionally, employees and guests are required to wear masks in public settings and plexiglass barriers have been installed in areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. MGM Resorts has also set up handwashing stations throughout the casino floor. The casino has also retrofitted the property to increase outdoor seating options by 200%.

While coronavirus cases in the United States exceed 3.3 million, Massachusetts has seen declines. The state has a total of 111,000 confirmed cases and 8,325 deaths.

MGM Springfield opened in August of 2018 and employs around 2,500 workers.

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