Wynn Resorts

FILE - This June 17, 2014 file photo shows the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts in Las Vegas, both owned and operated by Wynn Resorts. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

UNLV history professor Michael Green and COVID-19 Task Force leader discuss reopening the Las Vegas Strip.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Wynn Resorts Chief Executive Officer Matt Maddox released a 23-page plan on Sunday calling for the conditional reopening of the Las Vegas Strip in mid- to late May.

Maddox said the company will pay part-time and full-time employees through May 15 including an estimate of tips they would have earned. The decision costs the company about $3 million per day or $180 million for two months, he said.  

Our economy is in a free fall. Nevada will likely be one of the hardest hit states in the nation and suffer very high unemployment. It is imperative to flatten this curve so we can re-emerge in a safe, sustainable way. - Wynn CEO Matt Maddox

Wynn Resorts CEO is calling for the Las Vegas Strip to reopen sometime next month.

Maddox said in order to reopen Las Vegas, many steps need to be taken by the state. These included the Nevada task force focusing on testing capabilities, "parts" of the Nevada economy being reopened in early May, and assuming certain data models follow benchmarks Maddox detailed in the report, reopening the Las Vegas Strip by mid- to late May with "extensive safety measures." 

In his program for reopening Wynn Las Vegas, Maddox said they would take several extra steps: thermal cameras, physical distancing, hand sanitizer, signage for staff and guests to wear personal protective equipment and case notification with the Southern Nevada Health District. 

Maddox's report also detailed how staff would take safety measures and what the "guest journey" would look like. 

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox called for the conditional reopening of the Las Vegas Strip in mid-late May.

In the casino, Maddox said several changes would be made to the casino cage, slots, table games and sports books. 

FOX5 reached out to several casino companies in the Las Vegas Valley inquiring whether they had similar plans prepared.

"Thank you for reaching out. We do not have any news to share at the moment regarding the below, but as soon as we do, we will be sure to share with you all," said a representative from Station Casinos.

Caesars had no comment at this time.

"We are working with health experts on a comprehensive plan and I’ll let you know when we can share," said spokesman Brian Ahern of MGM Resorts.

"We don’t have anything we can share at the present time, but will be happy to discuss further when more information is available," said a spokesperson for Boyd Gaming.  

Read the full report here:

Wynn Health Plan by FOX5 on Scribd

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The Las Vegas Wynn safety & Sanitation protocols will deter Tourism even more than an Increase in COVID-19.

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