Caesars Entertainment announces COVID-19 work force and community assistance efforts

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 17:14:49-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Caesars Entertainment today announced that an assistance fund has been established for purposes of supporting team members at the Company’s properties across the U.S. who suffer unanticipated hardships, including during the closure of Caesars properties as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The Company also announced that donations made by Caesars Foundation will support charities addressing COVID-19 issues in the communities where Caesars operates.

The Foundation’s initiatives will build on the Company’s ongoing efforts to address COVID-19-related needs in these communities.

The Company has donated hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to local food banks as well as cleaning supplies and thousands of personal protective equipment items to first responders and medical facilities battling the coronavirus, and recently contributed cots and hundreds of bed linens, pillows and hygiene kits to various homeless shelters and care facilities.

The employee assistance fund, called “Caesars Cares,” will be composed of contributions during the property closures in the form of donations from Caesars board of directors and Caesars executives.

The fund will evaluate applications for assistance to help Caesars team members based on unusual hardships arising from the COVID-19 public health emergency.