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Casinos in Florida officially reopened

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Slot machines at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Casinos all across Florida have officially reopened after being shutdown for several months due to the coronavirus.

While some health officials believe that there is a risk in reopening the casinos, many casino owners stated that they have been working for weeks, to make their establishments safe for both guest and employees.

“Our Safe and Sound program is really all about safety, and we truly respect the seriousness of this particular issue,” Hard Rock International Chair Jim Allen said.

Upon arrival, guest will be subjected to a temperature check and will be required to wear a facemask.

In addition, every other machine will be turned off to keep a social distancing standard, machines and other high-touch areas will be routinely sanitized, and some table games have been equipped with plexiglass barriers.

Employees will also be required to wear facemask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Governor DeSantis made the decision to allow the reopening of casinos after noting that Florida has not had as high of a spike in infections as New York and some other states even with the protest and the phased reopening of restaurants.