Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino employee tests positive for COVID19

Casino initiates response protocols

Tom Puckett
July 10, 2020 - 5:19 pm
Seneca Niagara Casino. July 1, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

Seneca Niagara Casino. July 1, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino reports an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The resort says it has initiated immediate response protocols set forth in its phased reopening plan.

Seneca Niagara says it is also working with the employee, who last worked on July 4, directly to establish whom they may have come in contact with, to guide them to the appropriate resources, including seeking medical guidance through their physician.  In an abundance of caution, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has completed a deep sanitization of all applicable areas per their response protocols.

All employees have been notified by internal communication, says Seneca Niagara, and the area where the employee was working has been regularly cleaned and disinfected daily as part of the enhanced safety protocols, and is now temporarily shut down to undergo additional deep cleaning. The casino confirms the employee complied with the required face mask protocols while on property. 

“The health and safety of our guests, team members, and their families remains our highest priority, and we wish our team member a full and quick recovery. We have established protocols in place to address any guest or team members who present a positive or suspected positive case or have had potential exposure,” said David Sheridan, Interim CEO & CFO, Seneca Gaming Corporation. "We are actively addressing this information per our strict protocols set forth in our Health, Sanitation, and Physical Distancing plan. Our team is in contact with the team member. We are also guiding team members who may have encountered the affected team member to the appropriate resources for testing and to seek medical guidance through their physician.”

The casino reminds players and guests as well as employees to follow all safety protocols in place and to stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms or not feeling well.

Seneca Gaming Corporation says its Health, Sanitation & Physical Distancing plan includes a number of protocols to minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19, including mandatory face masks for all employees and guests while on property, social distancing, and a rigorous cleaning regimen in all areas throughout every day.

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