Casino To Reopen At 50 Percent Capacity
With Ontario on the verge of entering Step 3 of its reopening plan next week, Caesars Windsor will open at 50 percent capacity, and house as much as 2,500 people.
The move will see 600 of the casino’s 2000 unionized staffs will return to their duty posts. However, the casino has kept mute about its reopening plans.
The casino has been on lockdown all through the pandemic albeit for a short time towards the end of last year.
The president of the union of casino workers, Dave Cassidy says, more than 300 staffs are back in training in anticipation for reopening day. He expects more people to join up with the training in the coming days.
Although he is excited about the reopening of the casino, he feels it can function at a full capacity.
“This is a little disappointing still that we can’t [open fully] based on our numbers in Windsor Essex County,” he said, reference the low number of coronavirus cases in the region in the last few months. “I still believe that we have to have the regional approach. Especially when the numbers in the southwestern Ontario region is low”
However, he mentioned the fact the casino is opening its door is still a huge plus, but added that the casino has taken the necessary safety measures for it to embark on a full scale reopening.
“The casino has really done their due diligence as far as making it safe for both the employees and the patrons,” he added.
He insists he will continue to fight for a full reopening of the casino.
“We have just 600 unionized workers going back to work. I need to think about the 1,500 workers left with no jobs at the moment.”
Cassidy said various areas in the casinos would open as well. He expects food services in the casino to open their doors as well.
As at the time of filing this report, Caesars Windsor didn’t not confirm or deny its reopening date.