Concerns over the coronavirus have prompted the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett to close down for two weeks.  The company issued the press release on Saturday afternoon:

EVERETT, MA (March 14, 2020) – In consultation with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Encore Boston Harbor today announced that it will be closed to the public for two weeks. The gaming areas will close beginning 5:59 a.m. on Sunday, March 15.  All other non-gaming operations will cease beginning midnight on Sunday.

The Company will pay all full-time employees during this period as it evaluates the impact of the temporary closure.  A limited number of employees and management will remain at the resort to secure, sanitize and maintain the facility.

The health and welfare of our guests and employees have been our primary concern throughout this health crisis.  Encore Boston Harbor has been operating in excess of the safety recommendations of the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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