Michigan Governor permits casinos to reopen from August 5
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmar has announced that indoor venues in the state will be permitted to reopen from tomorrow (July 31), with casinos set to recommence operations from August 5.
The state’s three commercial casinos – the MGM Grand, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino, all located in Detroit – were ordered to temporary close on March 16 as part of state-wide measures to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Whitmar has now signed an Executive Order allowing the casinos to reopen from August 5, but, as announced by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) last month, the venues will each be limited to 15% of their legal capacity.
Other measures include the casinos conducting daily entry screening protocols for customers and staff, as well as carrying out temperature screening. Patrons will also be required to wear a face covering, except while eating or drinking or for identification purposes.