Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas reported over 500 COVID-19 cases amongst its staff this week. Of those cases, three have died. The hotel and casino implemented a large scale testing and contact tracing program to open for their guests as safe as possible. This involved testing all 15,000 employees and hiring a staff of ten for contact tracing. “Our goal, by implementing our Surveillance Testing Program and establishing a robust in-house contact tracing effort, is to make Wynn Las Vegas the safest place our guests and employees can go outside of their own homes,” says Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox.
Of those 15,051 tests, there have been 548 positive cases – a positivity rate of 3.6%. Of the total, 51 positive cases were recorded pre-reopening and 497 were post-reopening, according to the company.
Thanks to these efforts, they were able to identify that 98% of positive tests were from circumstances outside the hotel. Collectively, the Las Vegas Strip has seen just over 1000 cases amongst Casino and Hotel employees after reopening establishments. Bars throughout the city reopened this last Sunday regardless.