Avi Resort and Casino

Google Street View of the Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin, NV.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin, Nevada announced on Monday it would temporarily close from midnight June 29 through July 10.

The decision was made after a planned retesting of 400 employees resulted in "a few team members" testing positive for COVID-19.

"In keeping with our core values of ensuring the safety and health of our team members and guests, we believe a few is too many," the company wrote in a press release. The statement also said the significant rise in cases "in the local area is of utmost concern." 

The closure will allow the property to re-examine every aspect of the operation, the statement said, including disinfection procedures, social distancing measures, health checks, testing protocols, masking and how to best protect guests and employees. 

All hotel reservations for arrival dates up to July 10 will be canceled and fully refunded. All guests with existing reservations will be given a comp for a future trip. 

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pcbob

This will be an ongoing event until a vaccine is done. I am sure all the stores in the world have someone with the virus now and there not doing any testing for the virus. Put everyone in a bubble wrap device with it's own ventilation system and we might be safe, but probably not.

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