Employees at Five Las Vegas Restaurants on and off the Strip Test Positive for COVID-19

  • A few restaurants closed last week after their staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The Flamingo Las Vegas reported two cases.
  • Wolfgang Puck Players Locker at Downtown Summerlin, the Mayfair Supper Club at the Bellagio, and Beauty & Essex at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reported one case each.
  • Jing at Downtown Summerlin and Northside Cafe & Chinese Kitchen at the Sahara Las Vegas reported three cases each.

Last week saw the closure of a few restaurants as a result of their workers testing positive for COVID-19.

The Flamingo Las Vegas management said they began contact tracing protocols on Thursday after two people tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Caesars Entertainment, the parent company, did not disclose whether it was employees or guests who tested positive.

The Flamingo was among the first resorts to reopen on June 4 after the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Gov. Steve Sisolak gave a green light for the reopening of casinos in the state. The resort is set to open Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse, its new eatery.

Elsewhere, Wolfgang Puck Players Locker at Downtown Summerlin had one of their employees test positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. The restaurant’s spokesman said they had temporarily closed the eatery “for additional sanitation protocols” to make sure that their employees and guests are safe.

The positive person is under self-quarantine while the restaurant tests all the remaining employees. The spokesman added that the health and safety of their employees and guests is still important to them.

Beauty & Essex at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas had an employee test positive for COVID-19. The person had not worked at the resort since June 7. Parent company Tao Group released a statement, saying that they had notified the Southern Nevada Health District to start contact-tracing protocols.

The company also chose to test all employees who may have contacted the positive employee. The resort was temporarily closed to wait for test results as certified experts sanitize the venue. The statement said the company still prioritizes the safety and security of its guests and employees.

Three of Jing’s employees tested positive for COVID-19. The Downtown Summerlin restaurant closed on Sunday until Thursday. They held a meeting on Monday to train employees on how to implement new COVID-19 measures such as spacing out chairs and tables, giving out free masks to dinners, placing new signs around the restaurant, and checking temperatures.

The employees who tested positive will quarantine for 14 days and may not report back to work unless their test results turn out to be negative.

The news came after Emily Simpson, a Real Housewives of Orange County celebrity, took dinner with her friends at the restaurant on Thursday.

Northside Cafe & Chinese Kitchen tested all their employees for COVID-19 after three of them were found to be positive. The Sahara Las Vegas restaurant released a statement, saying that they had closed the venue “until test results are made available.” The employees won’t be allowed back to work until they test negative.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at the Linq closed down after one employee tested positive for COVID-19 Friday. Caesars Entertainment failed to disclose when they will reopen the venue.

The Mayfair Supper Club at the Bellagio reopened over the weekend after closing from last Wednesday, following a positive COVID-19 result on one of their employees.

I'm Adam Shaw, Senior Editor and one of the first members at VegasSlots. I'm a massive football sports fan but also love casinos and occasional trips to Las Vegas. Gaming runs in the family

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