LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is demanding the Nevada Gaming Control Board issue new guidelines to protect all casino employees, not just table game dealers.
Currently, gamblers must wear a face mask while sitting at table games inside casinos.
"We're very happy with the dealers. They have that protection. But what about the bartenders? What about the cocktails servers? What about the porters? And what about the restroom attendants?" said Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Workers Union local 226.
The culinary union issued a statement applauding the decision to protect dealers but say the guidelines don’t go far enough and are demanding the following:
Requiring daily cleaning of guest rooms
Mandatory testing of all employees for COVID-19 before returning to work and regular testing thereafter
Providing adequate COVID-19 PPE for employees
Enforcing social distancing and other COVID-19 prevention measures
Requiring guests to wear face masks in all public areas
Posting a COVID-19 safety plan on public-facing website
"I'm very, very, extremely concerned for myself, for my co-workers and for the guest," said Donna Kelly-Yu, a butler dispatcher at Caesars Palace who was laid off but still assisting with other work at the resort.
Kelly-Yu said she fears her health is at risk because social distancing is not being enforced and most visitors do not wear a face mask.
"My concern is that I catch it and I bring it home to my husband and my grand kids," said Kelly-Yu
The culinary union said it has not yet received a response to it’s demands from the gaming control board.
FOX5 asked the control board for a comment on the list of demands issued by the culinary union but our request has so far gone unanswered.