Atlantic City casino mangers say enhanced cleaning protocols in place

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Casino mangers in Atlantic City are taking a proactive approach to the coronavirus.

Management at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and the Golden Nugget Atlantic City say in separate statements that enhanced cleaning protocols are in place.

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"We are proactively communicating with our employees on the guidance from the CDC regarding prevention," says MGM Resorts International, who operates Borgata, in a statement. "We have enhanced our cleaning protocols that include placing hand sanitizer dispensing station in high-traffic areas, reinforcing proactive cleaning and increasing the frequency of disinfectant procedures. We continue to follow the CDC's guidelines and are closely monitoring for updates."

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"We have taken proactive measures to help minimize customer concerns including, frequently sanitizing surfaces in high-traffic areas, adding hand sanitizers throughout the casino, encouraging good hygiene practices amongst our staff, requiring employees who have traveled to certain areas to stay home for 21 days before returning to work and following all other CDC recommended guidelines," says Tom Pohlman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

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The protocols include placing hand sanitizer dispensing stations in high-traffic areas, reinforcing proactive cleaning and increasing the frequency of disinfectant procedures.

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The protocols also can include employees staying home for 21 days before returning to work if they have traveled to certain areas and following all CDC recommended guidelines.

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