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Las Vegas Hotel Mandates Employee Vaccination or Weekly COVID-19 Testing at Their Own Expense

Wynn Resorts and Encore has announced that its Las Vegas employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo a weekly COVID-19 test. But employees who opt for the latter must pay out of pocket if they want to use Wynn’s on-site testing lab.

Right now, about 60% of Wynn Las Vegas workers are already vaccinated, according to a note from the resort. By implementing a sweeping vaccine and testing policy, Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts, hopes Wynn will become “one of the safest vacation destinations in the US,” Maddox said in a statement.

The hotel currently has a Lighthouse COVID-19 Testing Lab on-site, giving employees easy access to a COVID test if they opt out of the vaccine. However, each test will set an employee back $15, and those who don’t want to pay this fee will have to go elsewhere for a test (which is being provided for free by the state).

Crowds at the tourist hotspot have been picking up over the last few weeks as more people receive the vaccine and the state continues to ease virus-related restrictions, according to local reports. Now, almost all of the big hotels and casinos around Vegas are open to a certain capacity, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Other Las Vegas establishments like restaurants and casinos are currently allowed to operate at a 50% capacity. Read Full Article at Business Insider >

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