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MGM Resorts says masks required at all U.S properties

MGM Resorts International said Wednesday, guests and visitors inside public spaces will be required to wear masks at all of the company’s more than two dozen properties in eight states.

The company previously required all employees to wear masks, while guest and visitor mask requirements were based on local regulations.

In a statement, the company said the coronavirus pandemic still presents “a significant public health threat, and masks have proven to be one of the best ways to curtail the spread.”

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The company said it will update its health and safety policies.

“We are now requiring masks for all guests and visitors inside public spaces. This will apply to all MGM Resorts properties across the United States and will become effective by Friday,” the company said. 

“If a guest is in need of a mask, we will provide one. We hope that our guests will do their part to help the collective efforts to curtail the spread of the virus. Guests who do not wish to comply will be asked to leave the property.”

On Wednesday, Caesars Entertainment became the first major gaming operator to require facial masks to be worn at all times inside the company’s casinos nationwide, except when eating or drinking. The move became effective Wednesday.