Hollywood, Meadows Casino and Racecourse to reopen on January 4 | ExBulletin
Saturday 2nd January 2021
After the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania has declined over the past 3 weeks, the temporary restrictions introduced by Governor Tom Wolf in early December will expire. As a result, Hollywood Casino and Meadows Casino and Racetrack will reopen to visitors next week on Monday.
Residents of Pennsylvania will once again be able to enjoy casino games in Dauphin County and Washington County starting next week on Monday. The temporary three-week COVID-19 shutdown that Governor Tom Wolf introduced on December 12 for casinos, gyms, bars and other entertainment businesses will expire. Earlier this week, the governor revealed that in light of the recent trend to reduce the number of positive COVID-19 cases, the temporary closure that has been applied will be up.
Therefore, on Wednesday, Penn National Gaming revealed that at least two of its casinos will reopen on January 4 at 8 a.m. Hollywood Casino at the Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County as well as Meadows Casino and Racecourse in Washington County.
In a statement, the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Eric Schippers, says that following some of the "most stringent COVID mitigation measures", the sites will be delighted to welcome back guests and team members. Additionally, Schippers stated that it will be safer for Pennsylvanians who enjoy casino games to visit their sites instead of going to "out-of-state casinos or frequent illegal jurisdiction slot machine locations where there is no regulatory or COVID security oversight".
In addition to social distancing and sanitation protocols, indoor entertainment venues that may reopen on January 4 must operate under a capacity limit of 50%. While the Penn's Dauphin County and Washington County sites are set to reopen, this may not be the case for other places of entertainment.
Such a place is Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg. Speak for Penn live, the executive director of the museum, Alice Anne Schwab, revealed that the place has not decided when it will reopen for visitors.
According to her, although the museum can offer "natural social distancing"With its 18,500 square feet, the place "does not jump at the reopening on January 4". Ms Schwab added that the museum may consider reopening later in January, but if it does, it will be carefully planned and reviewed with essential museum staff and volunteers.