The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) has partnered with the AtlantiCare healthcare system to develop a comprehensive plan to safely reopen Atlantic City casino properties when New Jersey’s stay-at-home order is lifted. AtlantiCare will provide resources to assist and collaborate with CANJ in the weeks and months ahead.
“AtlantiCare is pleased to partner with the Casino Association of New Jersey to formulate a plan to safely reopen Atlantic City casinos to employees and guests. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only threatened our health and safety, it has also threatened the stability of Atlantic City’s gaming and tourism industry, the industry’s workforce and families, and our state and local economies. The Atlantic City gaming industry is a cornerstone of the entire South Jersey economy and reopening it safely at the right time, along with rest of our shore and regional businesses, must be our shared priority,” Lori Herndon, President and CEO of AtlantiCare, said.
“We are grateful for the support and partnership from AtlantiCare as we devise a safe reopening strategy for the Atlantic City casino industry. At the Casino Association of New Jersey, our greatest priority is the health and safety of our employees, guests and fellow residents. We want Atlantic City to be ready to open as soon as the government determines it is appropriate to do so. That is why we are working with our regional healthcare provider to develop a comprehensive plan that ensures our properties are prepared and ready to reopen when the stay-at-home order is lifted,” Steve Callender, president of CANJ, said.
“We will continue to refine and update the plan as local and state mandates evolve, and our experts provide us with more guidance,” Callender added.
The Atlantic City casino properties will continue to comply with, or exceed, local or state-imposed mandates, restrictions and occupancy limits.