New Policy Takes Affect Immediately; Pool & Outdoor Areas Not Included In Requirement
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Las Vegas Blogger
Masks are now required at all times, aside from when eating and drinking, while indoors at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, according to a company announcement.
Here is the wording from the Caesars press release:
Everyone indoors at its properties across the Caesars network will be required to wear masks at all times, except when eating or drinking. The updated mask policy becomes effective on June 24, 2020 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time and applies to all employees, vendors, contractors, guests and passersby in properties. Previously, all employees plus guests at table games were required to wear masks at Caesars properties…Anyone who refuses to wear a mask, after being asked, will be directed to leave the property.
This applies to not just Caesars Palace Las Vegas, but to all Caesars Entertainment Corporation properties which are currently open in Louisiana, Mississippi, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, and Indiana, as well as tribal properties in Arizona, California and North Carolina. When additional Caesars properties reopen in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois and Ontario, the same policy will be in place.
The key word in the statement is “indoors.” So if’ you’re at the pool – as these people were recently while partying poolside at Caesars – then you don’t need to be wearing a mask.
“We promised that Caesars would continue to evaluate the latest recommendations, directives and medical science regarding the COVID-19 public health emergency and modify our enhanced health and safety protocols accordingly,” Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, said in a statement.
“As a result, we are immediately requiring everyone in our properties to wear masks, because the scientific evidence strongly suggests that wearing masks and practicing social distancing may be the most important deterrents to spreading COVID-19 from person to person.”