Wynn Resorts’ CEO Shares Plan to Reopen Las Vegas Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
As the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected over 7,64,000 and killed more than 40,000 people in the United States, American publicly traded corporation Wynn Resorts Ltd. has formulated a health safety program.
Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s CEO, Matt Maddox, introduced the plan and shared his thoughts on how to recover and reopen Las Vegas amid the global health crisis caused by a coronavirus.
When Wynn Resorts decided to close its casino resorts earlier this year in March due to coronavirus outbreak, it continued to pay its 15000 full time and part-time employees throughout the 60 days that will come to an end on May 15, 2020.
Matt Maddox revealed that Nevada may emerge as one of the hardest-hit states in the USA and may experience a high unemployment rate. The emphasis must now be shifted towards flattening the curve in order to re-surface safely and sustainably.
As Wynn Resorts plans to reopen now, Matt Maddox has shared a detailed plan for the utmost safety of employees and customers. As per the plan, the Task Force appointed by the governor must emphasize COVID-19 testing capacities and safely reopening the economy.
Parts of the local Nevada economy will begin to reopen at the beginning of May. And, the economy is scheduled to reopen with lesser occupancy, physical distancing measures, temperature checks, and a ban on large gatherings.
Matt Maddox also said that it would be imperative to wear a mask. Wearing a mask may cause discomfort, but it will help in reopening the economy at a fast pace.
The main issue right now is the absence of large scale testing. Nevada, along with the medical community, Task Force, and resort industry leaders, is trying to emphasize methods to increase testing that is expected to take place in the weeks to come.
Matt Maddox also divulged that COVI-19 hospitalizations in Clark County have come down by 10 percent, and ventilators’ availability has surged.
Meanwhile, Wynn Resorts has so far donated over $2.5 million worth of goods to medical facilities and non-profits.