Statement regarding temporary closure of SAHARA Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (March 17, 2020) – Governor Sisolak has mandated closure of all Nevada casinos and hotels and we understand this is in the best interest of our team members, guests and our community at this time. Working with the governor’s office and the Nevada Gaming Control Board, beginning March 17, 2020 SAHARA Las Vegas will begin the process of temporarily closing the resort for a period of 30 days.
This temporary suspension in operations is a precautionary measure, implemented out of concern for public health. Currently, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at SAHARA Las Vegas. The casino will be closed to the public beginning at midnight March 18, 2020.
The State of Nevada and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have made increasingly urgent warnings for the public to remain home and practice social distancing in order to stem the spread of the virus. The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has urged aggressive containment and mitigation efforts such as avoiding unnecessary public outings. In accordance with these recommendations, the State of Nevada and resort leadership believe a temporary closure is the responsible thing to do.
SAHARA Las Vegas leadership understands suspending resort operations comes with great impact to our team members. SAHARA Las Vegas will absorb costs to maintain health benefits for all individuals affected by these changes during this difficult time. Additionally, leadership is working with federal, state and local agencies to connect those impacted with additional resources.
SAHARA Las Vegas leadership will continue to evaluate this evolving situation and looks forward to welcoming the return of guests and team members as soon as it is safe to do so.
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