The entire property has been deep cleaned and disinfected including hotel rooms, restrooms, floors, chairs, slot machines, tables, walls, carpets, restaurants, bars and all equipment. We have also deep cleaned and disinfected the EDR and employee locker rooms.
Over 3,000 porous casino ceiling tiles were removed and replaced with brand new, non-porous tiles and all casino ceiling vents were cleaned.
All air handler filters were replaced just prior to closing and they were replaced again two weeks before reopening. We will continue to replace filters more frequently after reopening.
New air handler digital controls have been installed allowing for more efficient air and temperature control. We will be maximizing the air flow throughout the property and increasing the frequency of filter replacement.
140 slot machines were removed from the floor and the remaining machines were reconfigured to maximize social distance on the slot floor.
Chairs have been removed from table games to limit the number of players and the dice tables have floor markers to show players where to stand to create the most possible distance between players and employees.
Social distance floor stickers have been placed in all locations where lines form.
Acrylic shields have been installed at the front desk, Club Cortez, the casino cage, Siegel’s 1941, race, sports and live keno and the gift shop.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including gloves and masks have been sourced and purchased in large enough quantities to make them available to all employees and guests.
Large volumes of hand sanitizer have been purchased along with additional dispensers that have been installed throughout the property.
A new employee hand washing station has been created in the receiving hallway across from the security office. This area will be open to all employees on all shifts as a convenient, centrally located area for frequent and thorough hand washing.
Tables and chairs have been removed from Siegel’s, Parlour Bar and Ike’s to create 6’ spacing between guests and to limit occupancy to 50%.
Over 30,000 casino chips were professionally cleaned and disinfected by an outside company. Each chip was then coated with an EPA registered anti-microbial solution that prevents viruses from attaching to the surface.
Signage has been placed throughout the property outlining the CDC guidelines for helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
CDC approved cleaning and disinfecting products have been sourced and purchased in adequate quantities to allow all departments to keep high touch surfaces clean and disinfected.
An industrial electrostatic disinfecting machine has been purchased which allows for ongoing high-volume surface disinfecting.
No touch thermometers have been provided to each department for the daily screening of employees for fever.
A new to-go ordering and pickup area has been created outside Siegel’s to limit the crowd inside at the podium.
Additional Security will be posted in each section of the casino to help enforce social distance and to quickly identify people who are disrupting our valued guests.
The El Cortez’s lengthy and detailed health and safety plan was created with specific guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), the Gaming Control Board (GCB), UNLV’s School of Medicine and others. The plan was submitted to the Gaming Control Board as part of our reopening plan. The key points of the health and safety plan will be explained in the COVID reopening training and in the departmental training that will be provided by our supervisors and managers.