Cluster of coronavirus cases found at North Carolina casino

A demonstration of how blackjack could work with barriers at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on May 14, 2020. While many cities and states grapple with the process of reopening, the stakes are high for Las Vegas and when the city opens up after weeks of being shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, it will be a very different place. (Roger Kisby/The New York Times)

Health officials in North Carolina are investigating a cluster of coronavirus cases after five casino employees tested positive for the virus within two weeks.

The cases were identified among Harrah’s Cherokee Casino employees who work in the table games section, the Jackson County Department of Public Health said in a news release Monday. They are now following isolation orders.

“Based on information provided by the employees and video surveillance records, no other employees or customers have been identified as close contacts as defined by the CDC,” said Brooks Robinson, the casino’s regional manager. “All employees who test positive, show symptoms or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive have been directed not to come to work and to self isolate.”

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1 Response to Cluster of coronavirus cases found at North Carolina casino

  1. Rob says:

    Maybe it’s because a 3 micron cloth mask is being used for a .15 micron virus… Just a thought.

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