A large number of people in the United States have succumbed to coronavirus. The novel coronavirus has reportedly claimed at least 112 lives in the country. The first case was reported in January and since then, the virus has spread to several states. Amid the worsening scenario, Wynn Resorts decided to close Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Boston Harbor temporarily beginning from Tuesday to keep their employees, families, and communities safe.
Reports state that the closure will begin at 6 pm Tuesday and may continue for two weeks. After the period gets over, Wynn Resorts will assess the situation to decide whether to reopen the gaming properties.
Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox has shared a video at his Twitter handle for the Wynn team. In the video, Matt Maddox has mentioned that Wynn Resorts will pay the full-time Wynn and Encore staff during the closure period. Meanwhile, some of the employees and management staff continue to work for maintaining the property during the closure period.
The announcement has come on the heels of reports that Wynn Las Vegas decided to close buffets, poker rooms, nightclubs, spas, and theater shows, among others.
Earlier, Matt Maddox posted a video message pledging that there will be no layoff, and workers will continue to receive their pay. He also divulged that the property might witness a low occupancy rate in the “low teens.”
Maddox confessed to a worker that, “Our business volumes are going to be basically empty over the next few weeks.”
Wynn Resorts Ltd. is a popular US publicly traded corporation that came into existence in 2002. It was founded by former Mirage Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn. It is a developer and operator of high-end hotels and casinos.