Update: Following American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)’s “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” announcement last week, Marriott International will require all guests to wear a face-covering in its hotels effective July 27.
As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations, our Marriott Cleanliness Council is redefining our cleaning and safety standards. We will actively monitor and evolve our solutions to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of our guests and associates.
Starting with our public spaces and high-traffic areas, we are going above and beyond our normal protocols. We are cleaning surfaces with increased frequency, dedicated staff, and recommended cleaning agents.
In guest rooms, we have elevated our rigorous protocols to thoroughly clean all surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants. And we will be placing disinfecting wipes in each room for your use.
Hand sanitizing stations are being installed at hotel entrances, at our front desks, our elevator banks, and meeting spaces.
We are rolling out enhanced technologies including electrostatic sprayers to sanitize surfaces throughout the hotel. We are also testing ultraviolet light technology for sanitizing guest keys and devices shared by associates.
Signage in public spaces will remind our guests to maintain social distancing. We will be adding partitions at check-in to provide an extra level of precaution for our guests and our associates.
Our mobile technologies provide reassurance and distancing options for our guests. In over 3,200 hotels, your phone can be used to check in, access your room, and order room service.
Update – June 1, 2020
Hilton CleanStay with Lysol Protection – Hilton has developed a global program that will introduce a new standard of hotel cleanliness and disinfection to ensure Hilton guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay: Hilton CleanStay with Lysol protection. The program has been developed with experts from RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol, brands trusted for safely disinfecting surfaces. In addition, experts from the Infection Prevention and Control team at Mayo Clinic will advise and assist in enhancing Hilton’s cleaning disinfection protocols.
Hilton CleanStay builds upon Hilton’s already high standards of housekeeping and hygiene, where hospital-grade cleaning products and upgraded protocols are currently in use. The program will feature Lysol’s trusted cleaning products, solutions, and training in North America. RB and Hilton are also exploring opportunities to expand the program into a global partnership. The program will include:
The rollout of Hilton CleanStaywill begin at Hilton hotels worldwide this month.
Current Health and Hygiene Standards. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Given the effects of COVID-19, we have taken additional measures in our hotels today, developed in consultation with global and local public health authorities (including the WHO and CDC), to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous:
We have activated our regional and global response teams to provide around-the-clock assistance to our hotels and are prepared to act swiftly should we be alerted to a case of coronavirus at one of our properties.
What to Expect During Your Stay. As you know, the way we travel looks a little different right now, so we wanted to ensure you had the latest list of what to keep in mind when you prepare to travel next. Please reach out to your hotel directly to understand their latest local guidelines.
Update: Following American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) recent announcement of its “Safe Stay Guest Checklist”—and following medical expert guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19—all Hyatt hotels in the U.S. and Canada will require face coverings within indoor public areas beginning Monday, July 27, for the foreseeable future.
Public areas may include hotel lobbies, meetings and events spaces, restaurants and bars, and fitness centers. Some guests may be exempt from this mandate, including but not limited to guests with medical conditions, guests consuming food or beverages in restaurants, and children under the age of 2. Contact your nearest Hyatt Global Contact Center for more information.
Guided by Hyatt’s purpose of care and experience delivering world-class hospitality for more than 60 years, our Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances existing operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. This multilayered commitment will build on Hyatt’s existing rigorous protocols and include an accreditation process by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) at all Hyatt hotels around the world, colleague training and support resources, and a cross-functional working group of medical experts and industry professionals that will contribute to various aspects of the hotel experience.
In May 2020, Hyatt plans to introduce a GBAC STARTM accreditation through a performance-based cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program that will focus on establishing hotel environments that are sanitary, safe and healthy. The GBAC STARTM accreditation will include detailed training at more than 900 Hyatt hotels worldwide, and Hyatt intends to complement this with regular internal and third-party auditing.
GBAC is a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and is composed of leaders in the area of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis and mitigation, designed specifically to deal with biological threats and real-time crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The wellbeing of colleagues is at the heart of Hyatt’s business and core to advancing care for guests and customers. In response to COVID-19, Hyatt is continuing to develop new work procedures and mandatory trainings in an effort to ensure safety for colleagues and guests.
As part of Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, by September 2020, every Hyatt hotel will have at least one person on property trained as Hygiene Manager, who will be responsible for their hotel adhering to new operational guidance and protocols, some of which may include:
At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Hyatt assembled a global cross-functional response team and engaged infectious diseases and occupational health experts to support efforts with COVID-19 research findings and information, which enabled Hyatt to promptly update detailed guidance to hotels and address specific needs and situations.
Hyatt continues to engage additional medical experts and leading industry professionals as part of its commitment. The goal of the working group will be to provide counsel on key areas of Hyatt’s business, challenging Hyatt to act even more holistically in this new environment. Topic areas include:
Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment is an important expression of our purpose to care for people so they can be their best—now and in the future. We want every Hyatt guest and colleague to feel confident that each aspect of our commitment is designed with safety and wellbeing in mind.
With updated measures in place, we are launching an IHG Clean Promise. Rolling out globally from June 1, 2020, guests can be reassured that: Good isn’t good enough – we’re committed to high levels of cleanliness. That means clean, well maintained, clutter free rooms that meet our standards. If this isn’t what you find when you first check-in then we promise to make it right.
We have a long-standing commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures and launched our IHG Way of Clean program in 2015 – developed in partnership with Ecolab and Diversey – both world leaders in hygiene and cleaning technologies and services. This program is now being expanded with additional COVID-19 protocols and best practices – many of which are already in place – to reflect the advice of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and local public health authorities in markets around the world.
Enabling the personal wellbeing of guests and colleagues is key. IHG is working closely with a team of medical experts at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic to develop guidance and resources for hotel teams on returning to work and keeping guests safe in this new environment, which may include:
At Loews Hotels & Co, the safety and well-being of our guests, team members and communities continues to be our top priority. We understand the concerns which surround the recent spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, and want to remind our customers of the continuous efforts we make on a daily basis to provide a welcoming and clean environment at our hotels.
We have provided all of our properties with guidelines and trainings designed to help our teams respond to the threat of infectious diseases, including updated information intended to address questions raised by COVID-19 specifically. This guidance is informed by recommendations from various health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities. It outlines, among other things:
As a company, our everyday standards include cleaning guestrooms and public areas with a disinfecting sanitizer, including the cleaning of “high touch areas” such as telephones, remote controls, door handles, light switches and table tops, among others. Given the current environment, we are even more focused and committed on the enforcement of such standards.
In the event of a case of COVID-19 confirmed at one of our hotels, Loews Hotels & Co would, to the extent practicable, adhere to the direction and protocols of the applicable local, state and federal health and government authorities.
We are currently waiving cancellation fees for existing and new individual transient reservations, for stays through and including September 30, 2020. This includes any pre-paid and non-refundable reservations.
For reservations made through a travel agent or an online booking platform please contact them directly as your reservation will be subject to their terms and conditions, however we have informed them of our change in cancellation policy, which they should adhere to.
For groups and meeting inquiries, please contact the hotel where your meeting is taking place.
We understand flexibility is key during uncertain times, therefore we have further modified our cancellation notice period to 24-hours, for any new and existing reservations beyond October 1, 2020. Special events may be subject to a different cancellation and deposit terms and conditions.
Thank you for choosing Loews Hotels & Co, where guests, team members and the community are always welcomed like family. We appreciate your partnership and look forward to seeing you soon.
At Omni Hotels & Resorts, the health and safety of our guests and associates has always been, and always will be, our top priority. COVID-19 has changed every facet of our world and the way we do business. In an effort to Stay A Part of Safety, we have updated our already thorough cleaning guidelines and implemented additional processes and procedures to ensure your health, safety and comfort as part of the new “Omni Safe & Clean” initiative. Within each of our individual hotels and resorts, guests can expect to see the following standards implemented allowing our associates to provide exceptional service in a safe environment. The Omni Safe & Clean initiative follows the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and each individual Omni location will adhere to local and/or federal mandates. Protocols and guidelines from these authorities are expected to evolve, and as such, so will our below processes and procedures. Similarly, these guidelines meet or exceed the “Stay Safe” initiative set forth by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
We are confident in our entire family of associates’ ability to welcome you safely back at our hotels across North America, with the personalized service you’ve always known and trusted.
Extensive employee protocols are put in place including screening questions, employee temperature checks and training programs on health and safety protocols. We ask guests to stay at home if they have COVID-19 related symptoms or live with someone who has recently tested positive. Medical and security personnel on staff will be able to assist should a guest develop symptoms while staying at one of our resorts.
Stay with Confidence
Across our eight properties, we have enhanced our processes by cleaning common and back-of-house areas with quick acting hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants considered effective by the CDC. Modified cleaning schedules ensure touch points and commonly handled items are disinfected more frequently throughout the day. In our common areas we have also displayed the CDC’s guidelines on hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and increased the amount of hand sanitizer dispensers. At the front desk, we’ve installed clear protective barriers to separate guests and front desk associates.
Housekeeping sanitizes each guestrooms with an electrostatic sprayer that uses hospital-grade disinfectants designed to kill viruses. Rooms remain dormant for 24 hours after cleaning before welcoming our next guests.
Bed and bath linens are washed at our computer-controlled and monitored laundry facility in water temperatures hot enough to kill viruses. Our laundering process also uses steam which further disinfects linens. We use detergents with chemicals that eliminate viruses as well. Even the carts used to transport linens from our laundry facility to each hotel are sanitized with fast-acting disinfectants. The computer-controlled laundry system monitors consistently and requires 100% compliance in order to operate. It is inspected several times a month by Ecolab.
Key management is kept up-to-date on the latest developments and our associates, who play an integral part in our efforts, are regularly briefed on the need for proper and consistent hygiene practices.
Changes to Your Reservation
Of course all of our extra efforts do not change the fact that we’re faced with many travel plan changes. If you are affected by travel restrictions, we will work with you to adjust your hotel reservations.
Ready to Meet Your Expectations
Our reputation in the hospitality industry is built on providing unparalleled, individualized service. Times like these demand we operate above and beyond to meet your expectations. Rest assured, we are prepared to respond to all the changes we may face. As mentioned before, your wellbeing has and always will remain our greatest priority. Thank you and God Bless.
As a valued guest, and Warwick Journeys member, we thank you for your loyalty and trust in us during your travels.
At Warwick Hotels and Resorts, the comfort, safety and health of our guests and colleagues are always our top priorities, and especially in light of the increased uncertainty around COVID-19.
We would like to reassure you that we are supplementing our existing rigorous health and safety protocol with coronavirus-specific guidance, procedures and training. These measures are in place to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for you whenever you visit any one of our hotels and resorts. We continue to monitor information from World Health Organization Opens in a new tab. and Center for Disease Control Opens in a new tab. and local health authorities to ensure that our actions and precautions are comprehensive. Warwick will be consulting with hygiene specialists and recognized health and industry advisors in establishing and changing health and safety protocols and procedures.
Since the guidance from WHO and CDC and local health authorities may change from time to time, you should check our website periodically prior to your planned stay to see any updates or changes.
Warwick Cares Program
Our Health and Safety Commitment:
The safety, health and well-being of our guests and employees are very important to us.
We are taking enhanced preventative measures to comply on cleaning and hygiene. Extensive protocols, upgraded training and new cleaning procedures with sanitizing products have been added to our existing housekeeping practices in front of house, guest rooms and all other areas.
We take great care to ensure your stay with us is safe, clean and comfortable.
Warwick cares about safety and hygiene:
Warwick Hotels and Resorts has implemented new norms and enhanced cleaning practices throughout its operations to provide guests and employees alike with a safe and clean environment and peace of mind when staying within our properties.
WestgateCARES is our enhanced health and safety plan, developed in response to the current COVID- 19 pandemic as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of all our guests, Team Members and the communities we work and live in. Listed below are all of our plans, procedures and protocols that outline exactly how we intend to keep our Team Members, guests and communities safe. We invite all of our partners in hospitality from hotels, resorts, restaurants, retail and more to use these procedures in their own businesses or draw inspiration from them as they help stop the spread of this virus.
Knowing our common areas are used by guests and team members alike, we augmented our cleaning processes for everyone’s safety and peace of mind. We’ve increased the cleaning and sanitizing schedule of all public spaces, with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces, and updated procedures for interactions between guests and host staff.
Some examples of how we’re taking important steps to bring you the excellent experience you expect from an industry leader.
Updated Housekeeping Policies Our housekeeping policies have been modified to support the health and safety of our guests and team members. Housekeeping services will be limited to essential guest needs only.
Augmented Room Cleaning We’ve enhanced our cleaning process to ensure that all guest rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. We will have the following sanitization process continued for all touch points and surfaces:
Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) Disinfectant Fogging Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) fogging is a high-impact process to disperse safe cleansers through the air to remove contaminants. While this is similar to treatments of mold & mildew, our cleaning process avoids harsh chemicals such as bleach. ULV will be used in any room suspected of potential virus contamination. Below are the steps conducted in any guest unit possibly impacted by the virus after any prior guests have completely checked out.
Public Spaces All public spaces will be deep cleaned and continually sanitized, including back house areas and will entail the use of hospital-grade surface sanitizers and disinfectants, including germicidal wipes for routine cleaning at all touch points, including: Lobby/Entry Areas
All phones in unsupervised/controlled areas, will be sanitized every 4 hours.
Pool/ Spa Areas
Safety starts behind the scenes. We’re taking extra steps in our administrative areas to ensure our team members’ safety and help them carry best practices forward to you. We start with these important steps:
An Enhanced Check-in Process for Convenience and Safety
We’ve developed new check-in processes to ensure the safest experience possible for the health and safety of our guests and team members. Advanced technology will be used through your entire check-in process to minimize wait time. At every step, our team members will be outfitted with personal protective equipment including gloves and masks.
Advanced Check-in with the Westgate Mobile App
From the moment you book your reservation and add your reservation number to the Westgate Resorts Mobile App, you have the freedom to check-in through the App. When you arrive at the the resort, simply pull your vehicle up to the entrance and our concierge will bring your room keys and resort information directly to you. Yes, it’s that quick and convenient!
Drive-Thru Check-In [Where Available] For all properties where it’s possible, we will use a Drive-Thru Check-in process to minimize contact and practice social distancing. The drive-thru check-in process will include the following steps:
Enhanced Check-In [In-Person]
For resorts where drive-thru check-in is impractical, we’ve developed the following enhanced check-in policy. All guests will be required to follow social distancing guidelines while at the resort.
Updated Bell Services and Bag Policies
The bell services policies and procedures have been modified to support the health and safety of our guests and team members. When necessary, we will make all possible accommodations for guests with special needs and situations.
New Bag Storage Policy:
Additional Operating Procedures
For room moves requiring luggage assistant, guests will be informed that luggage must be packed and ready to be picked up outside of the door prior to a bell staff agent arriving.
Westgate Resorts is fortunate to have some of the brightest minds in hospitality helping the company navigate this challenge. We recognize that many in our local communities do not have the same level of resources that we do and that there are thousands of small businesses in our community who may not have the know-how and resources to put together a plan that helps them successfully and safely operate their business as the country emerges from this pandemic. We also know that our guests and owners will be curious how we intend to do everything we possibly can to keep them safe during their visits with us.
In the spirit of helping our communities as well as sharing all of this information with our guests and owners, we are providing below all of our plans, procedures and protocols that outline exactly how we intend to keep our Team Members, guests and communities safe, including the procedures for our resorts, hotels, restaurants, spas, fitness centers, water parks, call centers and offices. These documents, which are available as a complimentary download below, represent hundreds of man-hours of research and intellectual capital from some of the hospitality industry’s most skilled leaders and we hope that local businesses find them a helpful resource. As you can imagine, this is a rapidly changing situation, so we will continue to refine and update these as we gain more information.
We’re committed to the health and safety of our guests and team members, so we’re taking important steps to demonstrate you can Count on Us—whether you’re planning to travel now or in the future.
When you stay at our hotels, you’ll notice us putting new measures in place over the coming weeks to give you peace of mind. The following items are subject to product availability:
We know the cleanliness of our hotels is top of mind, so we’ve expanded our relationship with Ecolab to require use of their EPA-approved disinfectants in guest rooms and public spaces at all U.S. hotels. Ecolab is a global leader in water, hygiene, and infection prevention technologies and service, and through its science-based approach, they help enable hotels to consistently achieve the highest cleaning standards.
As a member of the AHLA Safe Stay Advisory Council, we’ve joined other industry leaders and public health experts, scientists, and medical leaders to develop a series of industry best practices and guidelines focused on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols. We’ve also introduced new standards based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed to have our hotels deliver a more consistent cleaning experience.
LAS VEGAS, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Wynn Las Vegas (Nasdaq: WYNN) announced today a reopening date of Thursday, June 4, under phase two of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery plan from Governor Steve Sisolak. As the largest five-star resort in the world, Wynn Las Vegas plans to offer guests a complete Las Vegas experience by opening every amenity and outlet available. Both hotel towers and the casino as well as all restaurants will reopen on June 4, followed by the resort’s newest restaurant, Elio, later in the month. Every effort has been made to present Wynn’s complete luxury experience and provide guests with the peace of mind needed to enjoy a fun and relaxing return.
In preparation, the Company has created a comprehensive new Health & Safety Plan that is now considered the gold standard in the hospitality industry.
“We are ready to provide our guests with a full Las Vegas experience with a collection of luxury amenities and unmatched service,” said Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox. “At the same time, our extensive Health & Safety Plan, validated by the nation’s leading public health experts, will enable a safe environment for our guests. The entire Wynn team is looking forward to welcoming our guests back.”
Wynn will reopen with the full Las Vegas experience guests expect and deserve, with everything conveniently and safely available under one roof, allowing for the perfect getaway. From lounging by pristine pools to lively late-night betting – and most everything in between – the very best of Wynn’s renowned glamour, excitement, and luxury will be available, including:
In addition, several thoughtful new measures in social distancing, touchless technologies, and cleaning protocols have been incorporated throughout the resort in a clear and transparent effort to protect the well-being of all guests. Most notable among the enhancements are:
Wynn employees are required to wear face coverings at all times, and most importantly, have all been tested for COVID-19 before returning to work.
The Wynn Resorts Health & Safety Plan was created in consultation with leading public health medical professionals from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities in addition to recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the Gaming Control Board (GCB). The full plan can be viewed on www.wynnlasvegas.com.
For more information about Wynn Las Vegas please visit www.wynnlasvegas.com.
For the well-being of our guests and team members, employees have been trained on cleaning and disinfectant techniques, including use of PPE, protocols for all surfaces and tracking cleaning schedules. Recommended social distancing guidelines are being adhered to throughout the resort and the presence of hand sanitizer stations have been increased across each area.
Caesars Entertainment takes great care across every resort, working closely with health experts and adhering to guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
CLEANING & DISINFECTING
HAND WASHING & SANITIZING
RACE & SPORTS BOOKS
SALON, SPA & FITNESS CENTER
LAS VEGAS ATTRACTIONS
CONVENTIONS, MEETING ROOMS & BANQUETS
Treasure Island Hotel & Casino (“TI”) is focused on the health and safety of our guests and employees. We are closely monitoring government policy changes and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Nevada Gaming Control Board as well as federal, state and local government mandates and any other public health advancements, and will continue to make changes as necessary or appropriate to our protocols and procedures.
TI uses cleaning products and protocols that meet all CDC, Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines, which are approved for use and effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and blood borne pathogens. TI continues to work with our vendors, distribution partners and suppliers to ensure an uninterrupted supply of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment.
These policies are subject to change, and will be updated as guidance from the afrorementioned agencies evolve.
Security Temperature Screenings: To help provide safety measures for both employees and guests, TI Security will implement a non-invasive temperature scan of all overnight hotel guests along with a general health questionaire upon arrival in designated entrance area(s) where hotel guests will be required to maintain and practice social distancing policies. In the event screening shows a temperature equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees (“fever”), the guest(s) will be asked to wait in a desiganted area for 15-minutes prior to retesting. The guest(s) will be denied access to the property only if the second test is also positive for a fever, or pursuant to then-current CDC guidelines. In addition, based on SNHD guidelines, all guests with a fever will be referred to a medical hotline for assessment.
Social Distancing: Guests are advised to practice physical social distancing by standing at least six (6) feet away from other groups of people while standing in all public areas, and limiting elevator occupancy to four (4) people. In the event guest issues may arise, TI Security will be contacted to immediately advise guests of social distancing rules. In addition, plexiglass shields are placed in locations in which frequent face-to-face interactions may take place such as the front desk, cashier stations, etc.
Confirmed Room Sanitization: TI housekeeping ensures thorough cleaning of all rooms and suites before check-in and after check-out. Daily service will be available only upon request. To ensure all guests are confident their accommodations have been properly sanitized, a sign will be placed in the room or on the door to confirm all cleaning protocols have been completed.
Hand Washing: All public TI restrooms are equipped with touch free faucets, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and hand blowers. TI encourages guests to follow the hand washing recommendations from the CDC and SNHD by thoroughly washing hands for a minimum of twenty (20) seconds with soap and warm water.
Hand Sanitizers: Touch-free hand sanitizer dispenser stations are positioned in high-traffic locations including but not limtied to restaurants, casino floor, front desk, elevator lobbies, pool entrances and theatre entrance. In addition, personal hand sanitizers are available to guests in various locations on property.
Touchless Environment: TI has made efforts to remove as many touch points as possible including, but not limited to, designated entry / exit door with automated opening devices and/or door attendants, replacing frequently used room amenities with one-time use items, offering alternative payment methods, and other efforts to limit contact points.
Property Signage: Communications are posted around property to remind guests on how to maintain proper hygiene, including instructions on handwashing, how to avoid touching your face, how to cover coughs and sneezes, how to properly wear and dispose of PPE, and social distancing policies. In addition, floor decals will advise guests where to queue in accordance with social distancing standards.
Security Temperature Screenings: To help provide safety measures for both employees and guests, TI Security will implement a non-invasive temperature scan of all employees along with a general health questionaire prior to their shifts in designated employee entrance areas where employees will be required to maintain and practice social distancing policies. In the event an employee shows a temperature equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees, they will be denied access onto the property and will be required to stay home until they are able to return to work pursuant to then-current CDC guidelines. TI Security will then contact and notify the employee’s management of the occurrence. Based on SNHD guidelines, all employees who are flagged for a fever will be recorded in a database that will be maintained by TI Security to assist local health authorities with aggregate data sharing and contact tracing.
Stay At Home If Sick: TI employees are required to stay at home if they do not feel well, and are instructed to contact a manager if they notice a coworker or guest with a cough, shortness of breath, or other known symptoms of COVID-19. TI employees who have symptoms of COVID-19 should not come back to work until permitted under CDC guidelines.
Expanded Training & Testing: All TI employees will be trained about COVID-19 and prevention through literature released by the CDC and SNHD. Additional training will be provided for TI employees with frequent guest contact. In addition, voluntary antibody testing will be made available in conjunction with HealthCare Partners Nevada – Intermountain Healthcare.
Hand Washing and Hand Sanitizers: TI employees will be instructed to wash and/or santize their hands based on CDC guidelines every sixty (60) minutes and/or when using the restroom, sneezing, touching their face, blowing their nose, handling luggage, smoking, eating, drinking, entering or leaving the property, as well as going on break and before or after starting a shift. Hand sanitizer dispensers are placed at employee entrances as well as at various time clock locations.
Social Distancing Policy: TI employees are to practice social distancing by standing or sitting a least six (6) feet away from other employees and guests, including within the employee dining room, uniform control, kitchens, at the employee services window, within employee’s respective departments and other high-density areas in order to ensure appropriate social distancing between employees and guests.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Every TI employee will be provided and required to wear a face mask at all times while on property. Some employees will receive additional PPE based on their positions, such as housekeeping, EVS, food and beverage employees, and front desk. In addition, TI employees will be properly trained on how to use and dispose of any required PPE specific to their job responsibilities.
Employee Signage: Communication signage, both digital and printed, will be posted on property to remind employees on how to maintain property hygiene, including instructions on proper handwashing, how to avoid touching your face, how to cover coughs and sneezes, how to property wear and dispose of PPE, and how to identity a co-worker or guest exhibiting signs of symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Cleaning Procedures and Protocols: The frequency of the cleaning and sanitizing has increased in high-traffic areas with an emphasis on, but not limited to, slot machines and chairs, gaming tables and chairs, elevator buttons and panels, front desk counters, casino Player’s Club booth and kiosks, door handles, ATMs, redemption terminals, escalator handrails, the employee dining rooms, kitchens, loading docks, employee entrances, employee restrooms, offices, hallways, employee services windows and training areas. In addition, special cleaning attention has been made to guest rooms and suites, including high touch areas such as TV remote controls, door and furniture handles and knobs, toilet seats and handles, water faucet handles, nightstands, telephones, alarms clocks, light switches, thermostats and flooring. Any shared supplies or equipment wil be sanitized before, during and after each shift or anytime the supplies or equipment is used by another employee.
Additional guidance will be provided to address individual locations and responsibilities. All guidance is subject to change. Last update 4 June 2020.
Thermal scanners will be at each entrance. The purpose of the thermal scan is to detect elevated temperatures of those entering our resort. The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting has been increased in all public spaces. We’re focusing on “high-touch” surfaces, including door handles, escalator and stair handrails, and elevator buttons. Visitors are welcome to wear personal face masks and gloves at the resort. Guests and Team Members must practice physical distancing. Staying at least six feet apart from others will help minimize risk. Keep this in mind while standing in queues, using elevators, or moving around the resort.
We created our Venetian Clean Commitment to reassure our visitors and Team Members that their health and safety are top of mind. Our efforts laid out below explain our response to COVID-19. Our new cleaning practices for hygiene and sanitation exceed our already high standards. We are meeting or exceeding the requirements of the CDC.
In every suite, guests will receive a Venetian Clean “personal care” amenity kit. Each kit includes hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, two pairs of gloves, and two personal face masks. Gloves and masks will be replenished daily. Our already strict cleaning and disinfecting standards have been upgraded. We’ve put more emphasis on “high-touch” items like TV remotes, door and furniture handles, and in-suite control panels. Disinfectant sprayers and more are being added to our cleaning practices.
All restaurants and bars have reduced seating to provide appropriate spacing between tables and chairs. Single-use or online menus are used to minimize risk. Staff will be wearing FDA-approved masks at all times.
We have rearranged the casino floor to allow for physical distancing. Our casinos are cleaned around the clock by dedicated staff. Nearly 100 hand sanitizers have been installed in our gaming areas. We’ve also instituted additional cleaning procedures for slot machines, chips, Poker cards, playing surfaces and more. At the completion of each round of play, dealers will put used chips in a designated spot, so they can be cleaned before being put back into play.
Pool seating has been arranged to allow for six feet of space between every family or couple. In addition, swimming pool surfaces are treated with an anti-viral/anti-bacterial treatment daily. Routine cleaning of pool decks, lounge chairs and restrooms has been increased.
We have new cleaning measures in our Congress Center and Sands Expo Convention Center. Public spaces like restrooms, escalator rails, meeting rooms, and exhibit halls are part of that list. Seating capacities and floor plans are reviewed on an event-by-event basis at this time. Transparent barriers will be used to provide distancing needs.
Banquet service standards have changed. Operation and sanitation methods for items like linen and silverware have been updated. Self-serve buffet options have been put on hold. New menus showcase items available and additional styles of service. Beverages, including coffee, and snacks will be served by an attendant.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are on staff 24 hours a day. If there’s a suspected case of COVID-19, the guest will be directed toward appropriate medical care. Additional cleaning measures will take place in areas the guest has visited.
Safety and sanitation methods are of the utmost importance. All Team Members will receive training on these in regards to COVID-19. Appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided to and worn by all Team Members. Additional training on use and disposal of all PPE will be provided.