Resorts World Las Vegas, the entertainment capital’s massive new luxury casino-resort property set to debut next year, has confirmed that one of their site workers has tested positive for coronavirus.
“On March 23, Resorts World Las Vegas was notified that one of its subcontractor’s workers tested positive for COVID-19,” Resorts World advised in a statement released Tuesday morning.
Site records found that the subcontractor last appeared on the Resorts World construction site last Tuesday, March 17.
Once the news came out that the worker tested positively for COVID-19, his crew on the project was notified immediately and told to stay home to self-isolate for two weeks to minimize further spread on the site.
The worker’s assigned area on the site and surrounding vicinity have also been shut down in order to be disinfected and properly sanitized, according to Resorts World officials. Those sanctioned areas will stay closed until April 1.
In addition to the public announcement, Resorts World Las Vegas and W.A. Richardson Builders have put together a preventative policies and procedures list which they’re enforcing to help curb the further spread to COVID-19.
It’s detailed below:
- Implementation of social distancing, including in manlifts and elevators, and good hygiene practices as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD);
- Reinforcement of wellness, sanitation and social distancing guides at scaled-down daily toolbox meetings;
- Required daily temperature checks/monitoring for all workers;
- Installation of additional handwashing stations throughout the job site;
- Increased sanitation of portable restrooms;
- Implementation of teleconferencing in lieu of all nonessential meetings;
- Reduction in crew size to assist in social distancing compliance;
- Reinforcement of companies’ policies to encourage any employee who feels sick to stay home.
Current COVID-19 Cases in Clark County
As of Tuesday morning, there are 278 positive COVID-19 cases in Clark County and four reported deaths. The age group with the most reported cases (108 cases) ranges from 25-49-year-olds, with the majority of cases reported being males.
About Resorts World Las Vegas
Construction for Resorts World Las Vegas, one of the largest hotel construction sites currently in the U.S., is steadily moving forward with approximately 1,500 construction workers on-site each day at the 88-acre parcel of land. The destination will combine traditional and modern architecture, weaving a new luxury hotel experience into the fabric of Las Vegas with Asian-inspired touches, progressive technology and world-class guest service.
Resorts World Las Vegas will seamlessly blend the technology and luxury appeal of an urban contemporary resort with the traditions and time-honored details of the Resorts World brand. From a lush outdoor pool oasis with bold accents and rustic textures, to an interior color palette of warm gold and cream hues, each space will have its own identity and will be equally as inviting and immersive as it is unique.
Taken from Resorts World Las Vegas official website.