The Strip Closes All Hotels and Casinos
Following the closing of all 13 MGM properties along The Strip as a way to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Las Vegas, Governor Steve Sisolak issued an order to shut down all “nonessential” Nevada businesses, including 440 licensed casinos all over the state.
Culinary Local 226 Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline said in a Tuesday statement they support Sisolak’s decision but “demands every Nevada employer pay all of their employees (including part-time workers) and extend healthcare benefits.”
Before Gov. Sisolak’s order, Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced it would close The Venetian, Palazzo and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The brand said they would not issue furloughs or layoffs and employees will be paid during the closure. Wynn Resorts, which operates two properties in Las Vegas, will continue to pay employees for the next 30 days.