MGM Resorts International announced that its Las Vegas-based Mirage resort will reopen for business on 27 August, following several months closed due to the novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.
The company described how it would reopen the property in line with its seven-point safety plan, a set of protocols and procedures designed to prevent the spread of the virus.
Key policies to be put in place include employee screening, temperature checks and Covid-19-specific training. Employees and guests will be required to wear masks, with complimentary masks provided for customers.
“As we have slowly and thoughtfully reintroduced our properties across the country, we have placed the health and safety of our guests and employees first at all times,” MGM Resorts president and chief executive Bill Hornbuckle said.
“Reopening The Mirage allows us to bring many more of our employees back to work, which is critical in the recovery of our community.”
The operator reported a net loss of $50.4m (£83.4m/€42.5m) for the first half of 2020, after the pandemic saw net revenue fall over 60% to $2.54bn, down from $6.4bn for the same period in 2019.