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CDI reopens Calder Casino in Florida


Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has announced the reopening of its Calder Casino property in Miami, Florida, after more than five months closed due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The site resumed operations on August 31, having been closed since mid-March, in line with state-wide measures to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Calder Casino will continue to abide by guidelines set out by Miami-Dade County, including running at modified operational hours and operating with restricted service offerings.

In addition, the property will implement the ‘CDI 360 Degree Approach to Safety’ that includes initiatives to facilitate social distancing, personal protection and enhanced cleaning.

Protocols include increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing of all high-touch surfaces, installing plexiglass or polycarbonate dividers in areas of high touch transactions, and placing hand sanitizer dispensers and sanitary wipe stations throughout the venue.

Visual aids will also help ensure customers maintain social distancing, while all visitors and staff will be required to wear faces masks and undergo mandatory temperature checks upon entering the building.

CDI added that it will train all of its employees at the property on the new safety measures.

“With the reopening of our Calder Casino, CDI will have all of our gaming properties back in operation across the country,” CDI chief executive Bill Carstanjen said.

“We are grateful to our teams who have ensured smooth, safe and successful reopenings at our properties and to our returning guests who have enthusiastically adapted to new protocols.”