Borgata casino dealer who complained of coronavirus symptoms tests positive

Saturday 21st March 2020

A table games dealer at The Borgata Hotel and Casino was infected with the coronavirus, the casino's president said in a memo to employees.

The Atlantic County Division of Health notified the casino Friday that an employee had tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a memo sent to employees and forwarded to NJ Advance Media by a casino spokeswoman. The employee's name was not released.

On Sunday, the day before casinos across the state were shut down by Governor Phil Murphy, the casino sent out a memo to employees notifying them that a table games dealer had complained of symptoms of the coronavirus, a casino employee said. The dealer is the same person who ultimately tested positive, the employee said.

Casino spokeswoman Liza Costandino declined to comment on if the dealer was working at the casino while experiencing symptoms.

The casino is in the process of notifying people that may have been in close contact with the dealer and has already cleaned and disinfected the dealer's work area, according to the memo.

"While we do not believe there is a significant risk of transmission for individuals who were not in close contact with this person, if you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, please stay home and seek medical attention or Telemedicine services," Marcus Glover, the casino's president COO, said in the memo.

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