Foxwoods Casino and Mohegan Sun to reopen in June

The Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Mohegan Sun photo) The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe announced on Wednesday they will begin reopening parts of their reservations at the beginning of June.

As part of Phase One, portions of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun will be open to the public on June 1.

Both tribes are working together on safety protocols.

“We’re proud to partner with the Mohegan Tribe to ensure we develop the most responsible plan for helping the state of Connecticut recover swiftly and safely from the crippling economic impact of this pandemic,” noted Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, in a press release Wednesday.

In order to comply with Connecticut’s phase guidance and safety protocols, neither property will open its concert venues, buffets, or poker rooms. Restaurants will be open for take-out only.

“Infrared temperature scanners will be installed at all entrances, to the requirement that guests wear masks and members of our team wear appropriate PPE,” said Butler.

He added that behind the scenes, ongoing disinfection of all common surfaces will be performed at short intervals, as well the replacement of dice, tiles and cards in use at their table games.Both casinos will allow out-of-staters on their properties, but there “will be no immediate out-of-state marketing beyond Connecticut” and no out-of-state buses will be accepted, added the tribes.Workers at each property will receive training on infectious disease, with a heavy focus on the coronavirus, safety and sanitation protocols to ensure guest and team member […]

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