I will be real with you right now, one thing that I miss the most during this quarantine are my random trips to AC. I miss just chilling there, getting drinks and gambling a little. It's such a fun time. This has me thinking. What are the casinos going to be like once everything starts to open up again?

According to NJ.com, the Unite Here Local 54 union, which represents over 10,000 casinos, is making sure that everyone they represent is extremely safe. Obviously that will keep the casino guests safe as well.

Here are some of the guidelines directly from the UNITE HERE Health & Sanitation Guidelines page:

  • Each facility should maintain an adequate stock of personal protective equipment (PPE) and should distribute such equipment at no cost to employees.
  • Employers should inform employees who have had contact with individuals who have tested positive for or are suspected to have COVID-19, as well as their bargaining representative, that such contact has occurred and conduct appropriate contact tracing.
  • Employees denied work due to an abnormal temperature reading should receive on-site, employer-paid testing for COVID-19, and should be placed on fully-paid leave until test results are available.
  • No employee should be disciplined or retaliated against for refusing work they believe poses a risk to themselves or others or for reporting work conditions that they believe may be unsafe.
  • Guests should be asked to keep six-foot separation from anyone who is not traveling with them.
  • Guests should be offered surgical masks and asked to wear them while in public areas.

On the guidelines sheet shared by Unite Here Local 54, it was also stated that guests should not touch the door when coming into the casino and doors have to be either automatically opened or handled by a doorman.

The president of Unite Here told NJ.com, “We desperately want to go back to work.” He also mentioned that there can't be timesaving methods.

No date has been shared on when Atlantic City will reopen its casinos.