Detroit casinos reintroduce mask mandate

The Face Mask Advisory recommended the use of masks.
The Face Mask Advisory recommended the use of masks.

Casinos will require all visitors to wear masks regardless of their Covid-19 vaccination status.

US.- MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and Greektown Casino in Detroit have reintroduced mask mandates for all visitors, regardless of Covid-19 vaccination status. The requirement is to comply with the Face Mask Advisory, which issued on November 19 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

A statement from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services read: “Research shows that masks can greatly reduce the chance of spreading Covid-19, especially when approximately 40 percent of those who have Covid-19 may be asymptomatic. We can only contain the virus and keep Michigan open if everyone stays careful and masks up when they leave home, whether they feel sick or not.”

David Tsai, Midwest group president for MGM Resorts International, said: “MGM Grand Detroit remains committed to the health and safety of our guests and employees. To prepare for your visit, please wear a face mask at all times unless you are actively eating or drinking.”

At MotorCity Casino, guests that are attending Sound Board events or banquets will not be required to wear masks. At Greektown, masks will not be required while dining. Guests will still be allowed to drink on the gaming floor.

The casinos in Detroit closed for more than six months last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MGM Grand, MotorCity Casino, and Greektown Casino will provide face masks for guests who arrive without one.

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