As Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County opens next week, visitors can expect some changes.
All guests and staff are required to wear masks while on property. Hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the property.
Mount Airy has also installed plexiglass dividers at all “transactional locations,” according to a news release.
The casino temporarily suspended operations on March 17 due to Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Mount Airy Golf Club reopened to guests on May 2 with several social distancing and safety measures in place. The reopening of the remainder of the property has been planned in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
“We have made a commitment to providing our guests with the highest standards of cleanliness and safety,” Glenn Cademartori, vice president of marketing at Mount Airy Casino Resort, said in the news release. “The safety and well-being of our team members and guests are our top priority and we are confident that the measures in place will ensure a safe, clean and enjoyable experience for all.”
The buffet at Mount Airy has been converted to the Market at Mount Airy and now features counter/wait service with grab-and-go options. The casino will manage occupancy via a customer counter at all entrances. The poker room and sportsbook will be temporarily closed until further notice, but kiosks will be available for sports wagering. The event center will be open for banquets, which must comply with state-mandated restrictions on the size of gatherings.
At the discretion of Mount Airy Casino Resort staff, the security team may conduct non-invasive temperature checks using digital/thermal temperature readers at entry points on any guests displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
Every other slot chair will be removed to allow for physical separation between guests. Popular banks will have acrylic shields installed between each game. Casino supervisors and managers will ensure that guests do not congregate around slots. Guests will be encouraged to wipe down slot machines before and after each use and they will be cleaned by slot attendants every two hours.
Table games may have every other chair at a table open.