MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — Calder Casino is voluntarily suspending its gaming operations for two weeks due to the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Miami-Dade and Broward.
“While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 here at Calder, we feel that this difficult decision is in the best interest of our Team Members, guests, and for the protection of our community,” wrote Calder Casino President and GM Richard Sukhu in a statement Monday.
“Cleanliness and safety make up the foundation of our culture at Calder Casino, and are of the utmost importance – now more than ever. We sincerely apologize for this abrupt notice and any inconvenience it may cause. At this time, we expect to resume operations on Monday, March 30.”
Calder Casino says it will continue to pay its employees during the two-week suspension.
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“Seminole Casinos in Florida are currently open and constantly monitoring the coronavirus situation,” according to a statement released Monday afternoon. However, all poker rooms will close at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. “Beyond the rescheduling of shows and other mass gathering events, the casinos have taken several steps to help guests maximize their social distancing, including turning off many slot machines to add significant distance between guests, plus limiting the number of players at all table games. Team members may stay home and use paid time off, even if they have a zero balance of paid time off.”