Mohegan Sun Pocono and Mount Airy Casino Resort have updated their mask policies, while casino officials look forward to returning to 100% capacity on Monday and rebounding from the pandemic.
Anthony Carlucci, president and general manager of Mohegan Sun Pocono, said the Plains Twp. casino is following the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health and fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear masks “though they are welcomed to continue to do so if they prefer.”
People who are not fully vaccinated or only partially vaccinated should continue to wear masks inside Mohegan Sun Pocono, he said.
Carlucci said the significant easing of mitigation orders from Gov. Tom Wolf’s office that will begin Monday will allow Mohegan Sun Pocono’s gaming floor to return to 100% capacity.
Many restaurants at Mohegan Sun Pocono reopened in July of last year and Carlucci said they are evaluating when to resume operations on any that remain dark.
Mohegan Sun Pocono also is experiencing the same labor shortage challenges that other businesses in Northeast Pennsylvania are facing, he said.
The Plains Twp. casino now has 820 team members and Carlucci said he hopes to fill 40 more positions.
“It’s an exciting time at Mohegan Sun Pocono and for our region as we rebound out of the pandemic and bring back more amenities and experiences for our guests as we approach the summer,” Carlucci said.
Among those experiences, Party on the Patio will return to Mohegan Sun Pocono every Thursday night from June 3 to Sept. 2.
Party on the Patio will include live entertainment from tribute bands, a variety of food truck options and drink specials.
Mount Airy Casino Resort also is following the new CDC guidance and if guests are fully vaccinated, they don’t need to wear masks, said Glenn Cadematori, vice president of marketing for the casino in Monroe County,
“If you are not fully vaccinated, for your safety and the safety of others, you are required to wear a mask and will be provided one by our security team if you do not have one,” he said. “Masks may be lowered in order to eat or drink.”
Cadematori said Mount Airy Casino Resort and its indoor restaurant seating also will return to 100% occupancy when most restrictions are lifted on Monday.
“However, we remain committed to the health and safety of our guests and our team members,” he said.