Prairie's Edge Casino Resort plans to reopen Monday | West Central Tribune
Sunday 17th May 2020
"The decision to reopen has been made with much consideration for the health and safety of our valued guests and team members," stated General Manager Barry Joannides in a letter to guests. He said the facility will implement measures that exceed all safety guidelines to reopen.
The hotel and casino and its food and beverage outlets will be open with a variety of restrictions in place. Only specified, signed entrances and exits will be open. Guests entering the property will be required to have their temperature taken with a non-invasive thermometer and utilize hand sanitizer.
All staff will wear face masks. Guests will be urged to wear face masks as much as possible. Guests are encouraged to bring their own masks, but masks will also be available to those who need them.
The casino will operate at about 50 percent of capacity. Not all machines will be available, and there will be plexiglass dividers between slot machines, as well as limited chairs. Table games including blackjack and poker will remain closed.
Slot machines will be cleaned throughout the day. Guests will be asked to press a call button to turn on a light when they are finished playing on a machine. The light will alert staff to clean and sanitize the machine and chair.
Seating arrangements in dining areas will be configured to separate tables by a minimum of six feet. Groups will be limited to six.
The six-foot, social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the facility, and guests will be encouraged to follow them in common gathering areas.
The hotel is open but its pool, sauna and exercise room will remain closed.
The PrairieView RV Park is open to the guests. The bath house, shelter house, playground and recreational courts are closed.
The convenience store remains open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The Convention Center is closed but staff will be available to answer questions and concerns.
The casino and its dining and beverage outlets have been closed since March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic.