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More employees of Laughlin hotel-casinos test positive for COVID-19

At least 2 properties have closed
Posted at 2:06 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 10:46:25-04

LAUGHLIN (KTNV) — Harrah’s Laughlin says 7 of its team members have tested positive for COVID-19 since reopening June 4.

No employees have passed away because of the illness and the property has followed its COVID-19 health and safety protocols.


Caesars Entertainment says that the general public is currently unable to book a room until July 26 since the property is anticipating being at its self-imposed occupancy maximum until then. Guests can continue to check for availability in the event there are cancellations.

The Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin has closed its doors until July 10 after several of its employees tested positive.

The iconic Colorado Belle announced in May that it would not reopen, laying off 400 workers. Golden Entertainment Inc. said at the time that the closure was an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Aquarius sent the following in response to an inquiry about some of its employees testing positive.

“We do not disclose health information about team members. We work with the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) on an ongoing basis to support community contact tracing with any cases of COVID-19. Our protocols for internal tracing include identifying any team members who may have come in contact with the team member who has tested positive for COVID-19, per guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and SNHD. Those team members are then referred for immediate COVID-19 testing. Additionally, we conduct a thorough sanitization of the team member’s work area. Employees may not return to work until they have twice tested negative for COVID-19. All employees and guests are required to wear masks without exception.”

-Golden Entertainment, Inc.

Laughlin is located across the river from Bullhead City, which has taken the top spot in Mohave County for total cases, according to the Mohave Daily News.