Las Vegas casino-resort fined for Covid-19 violation

Aria has been fined $12,617 by state authorities.
Aria has been fined $12,617 by state authorities.

The MGM property was found to be in breach of social distancing rules implemented by the state to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

US.- Aria Hotel Casino has received a $12,617 fine for violating Covid-19 safety measures, according to a statement released by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The property, owned by MGM Resorts International, was penalised for a “lack of social distancing at point-of-sale terminals used by employees.”

The breach was discovered in an investigation by the Nevada OSHA, which had received a complaint about the property.

Aria responded to the allegations in a statement saying: “Aria has been cooperating with Nevada OSHA and plans to contest the citation and penalty because it does not believe it has violated any safety laws.

“There is no higher priority than the health and safety of our guests and employees and nothing we take more seriously. Our Seven-Point Safety Plan has clear policies for maintaining safe distances and other important protocols.

“Our employees are trained extensively and held to high standards. We will continue reinforcing these protocols and keeping them top of mind for employees and guests.”

Since observations began in late June to assess compliance with coronavirus health policies, officials have conducted 9,655 initial visits at business properties finding a cumulative 89 per cent statewide compliance rate.

In September, MGM announced that it had partnered up with a health care provider that caters to large events in a bid to speed up the return of conferences and other large events at its properties.