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More Than 500 Employees At Las Vegas Wynn Hotel Test Positive For COVID-19
Las Vegas Wynn Resorts has revealed that more than 500 employees have tested positive at its hotel since reopening in June.
The five-star resort said in a press release it is releasing the results from its contact tracing and testing program as part of its “commitment to public transparency of its efforts to keep guests and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The company confirmed said it conducted 15,051 tests in total and found 548 positive COVID-19 cases among employees. At least 51 of those cases occurred before the hotels re-opened in June, and 497 occurred after re-opening.
A spokesperson said the company noted that the overall positivity test rate was 3.6%.
“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,” said Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts in a statement.
Wynn Hotel has dedicated 10 full-time employees to contact trace for positive employee cases. The team interviews every infected employee and works with security to review all available surveillance coverage. The Company’s contact tracing results reveal that 98% of the employees testing positive contracted the virus outside of work.
Wynn Las Vegas has hosted more than 500,000 guests since re-opening in early June. Guests who self-identify with potential exposure or display symptoms are offered in-room testing, and six guests have tested positive.
Nevada currently has more than 77,000 confirmed coronavirus cases with a daily 10% positivity rate, as of Sept. 24.
There are more than 1,500 deaths, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.