The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, a state-of-the-art racing track and slot machine casino in the North Strabane Township, will reopen its doors to entertainment enthusiasts on coming Tuesday, June 9th.
The date for the casino’s reopening was announced by the facility’s Vice President and General Manager Tony Frabbiele, who assured that the company was working closely with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) as well as state health authorities to finalize reopening protocols and health safety precautions to defend guests and team members from the potential risk of corona virus.
Making the announcement, Frabbiele said, “We expect to reopen The Meadows at Noon on Tuesday, June 9th. We have been working closely with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, state and local leaders, and public health officials to finalize comprehensive reopening protocols and new health and safety precautions.”
Frabbiele further added that they were looking forward to sharing details of their property-specific planned procedures before the reopening of the property to the public.
Under the state gaming regulator’s strict health safety guidelines, each visitor must use hand sanitizer and wear face mask covering the nose and mouth before entering the facility, high-traffic areas like the entrance of the facility, registration desk and table games, will be routinely cleaned and sanitized. Gaming devices and chips will also be cleaned and sanitized on daily basis. Non-players will not be allowed to gather next to gaming tables.
Before the return of casino team members to their jobs, the casino will make arrangements for their special training on corona virus health safety protocols that have been created and issued by the state’s health department on the basis of guidelines provided by the United states Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in the North Strabane Township was one of the state’s around a dozen casinos that were last to suspend operations to help control spread of the potentially deadly corona virus. The Gaming Control Board, which oversees legalized gaming in the state, shut down those facilities as of 6 a.m. March 17.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has issued a string of health safety guidelines to be followed by casinos in green-phase counties of the state. Last week, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Washington County and most of southwestern part of the state would transition to the least-restrictive green phase on Friday this week.