LAS VEGAS, NV-The Las Vegas strip is virtually empty as casinos shut down and tourists stay home to self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.
This weekend, MGM Resorts announced its decision to temporarily suspend operations at its Las Vegas properties until further notice, effective as of Tuesday, March 17th.
“Casino operations will close on Monday, March 16th, followed by hotel operations,” the company said.
“As the coronavirus pandemic has intensified in the United States over the past week, the people of MGM Resorts have worked to try to find a way to continue delivering high quality hospitality and entertainment experiences for our guests while keeping our employees doing the jobs they love in a safe environment,” said CEO Jim Murren, Chairman. “Welcoming people from around the world is what we do, and our employees have tremendous pride in their work.”
I work on the strip in Vegas and it was and still is basically empty. I really hate this. pic.twitter.com/SjX4GlvLhp
— 🦋✨jade thee black fairy princess✨🦋 (@jade_janaee) March 16, 2020
MGM Resorts will not be taking reservations for arrivals prior to May 1, but please watch www.mgmresorts.com for the latest information.
Empty Las Vegas Strip… pic.twitter.com/JGAiYTkcTs
— 🌴Tracey Carroll🌺🍹 (@tc1057) March 16, 2020
— IzmatopiaSims🇨🇺🐝 (@Izmatopia) March 17, 2020