Vicksburg casino taking steps to prevent COVID-19

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE) - The WaterView casino in Vicksburg is taking additional measures to guard both staff and guests against COVID-19.

The WaterView casino in Vicksburg is taking additional measures to guard both staff and guests against COVID-19. Source: (KNOE)

According to general manager Penny Bankston, guests are being screened for COVID-19 symptoms before they enter the building. If they're symptomatic, they aren't allowed in.

She said staff members are also checking their temperatures and wearing masks, and disposable masks are provided to guests if they didn't bring their own.

Bankston said they're also making hand sanitizer readily available and ensuring the building is properly sanitized.

She said, to comply with social distancing standards passed down from the Mississippi Gaming Commission, every other couple of gaming machines will be turned off to ensure there is enough space between guests.

"Safety is our number one priority, not only for the team members but for the customers. And that really is, to be honest, our main focus, to keep everyone safe," said Bankston.