MotorCity Casino, MGM Grand Detroit reopening Wednesday

Posted at 4:10 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 09:25:17-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — MotorCity Casino Hotel announced that it will be opening back up on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. after being closed for the past month.

The casino closed in mid-November during the 3-week pause, which was then extended by 12 days, but is allowed to reopen under the latest guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

It could have opened at midnight on Monday, Dec. 21, but said it will open Wednesday so that all returning employees will get COVID-19 tests.

Once it has reopened, MotorCity will follow all health and safety protocols, it said, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing by shutting down slot machines, removing seating at table games, and using plexiglass barriers. There will also be temperature checks for everything.

Under the latest order, concession stands must remain closed, so only carryout food and drink options will be available, and none will be able to be consumed in the casnio.

MotorCity Casino Hotel announced that it is pleased to be able to reopen and safely welcome back its staff and guests on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. By then, its returning employees will all have been COVID-19 tested.

MGM Grand Detroit also said it is reopening at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Face masks will be required, social distancing enforced, and coat check and valet services are closed. All guests must enter through the self-park garage, and smoking is prohibited inside the casino.

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