Encore Boston Harbor announces reopening date

EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) - Encore Boston Harbor on Thursday announced that it will start welcoming guests back during Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan.

The Everett resort and casino plans to open on Sunday, July 12, at 9 a.m., pending approval of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Several new measures in social distancing, touchless technologies, and cleaning protocols have been incorporated throughout the resort in a clear and transparent effort to protect the wellbeing of guests, the casino said in a news release.

The following measures will be taken to guard against the spread of coronavirus:

  • Non-invasive thermal temperature scans at all guest and employee entrances (no guest or employee with a temperature of 100.4 or more will be allowed in the resort);
  • Mandatory face coverings for all employees and guests, with complimentary face coverings available for guests;
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of guest areas throughout the day;
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes available throughout the resort; and
  • Appropriate and comfortable physical distancing in all gaming and dining areas.

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced that the first step of Phase 3 of the state’s four-phase “path to a new normal” will begin on Monday, including the reopening of gyms, casinos, and museums.

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