Mohegan Sun Pocono, Mount Airy Casino Resort and 10 other casinos in Pennsylvania must fulfill some strict protocols before they can reopen.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control board released a 10-page document Wednesday that lists minimum requirements casinos must follow to reopen.
Casinos have been shut down for two months to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Luzerne and Monroe counties remain in the red phase and Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan states casinos cannot reopen until they are in the green phase.
Among the guidelines, all patrons must wear masks and are discouraged from wearing hats.
Casinos are being asked to promote social distancing between slot machines by installing plexiglass barriers between machines, removing chairs or disabling certain slot machines to create distance.
Signs must be put up reminding customers to practice social distancing, wash their hands and use sanitizers. Markings will be put on the floor to ensure guests maintain social distancing of 6 feet.
Casinos also are being required to implement methods to identify people who have a fever or other symptoms and they will not be permitted on the gaming floor.
Staff at certain casino points will be trained on possible signs that people might be ill and will be asked to routinely ask people if they have had contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
Patrons who don’t comply will be warned and if they don’t comply, they will be asked to leave the casinos, according to the guidelines.