As a requirement for reopening, a casino must have a detailed plan for how they will conduct their operations to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 within their facility approved by the Secretary of Health. At a minimum, the plan must include the following considerations:

  • Reopen at no more than 33 percent capacity for their facility.
  • Track attendees for possible use in contact tracing should an outbreak occur.
  • Screen staff and customers for possible illness or exposure to COVID-19 and exclude those persons who are ill or have been exposed.
  • Maintain six-foot physical distance between people.
  • Manage lines or queues for entrance, exit, making purchases or for other reasons for maintaining a distance of 6 feet between people.
  • Arrange seating to maintain a six-foot distance.
  • Provide for easy access for hand hygiene for staff and customers.
  • Enforce a requirement for face coverings for all persons present.
  • Maintain physical distancing during shows or live performances.
  • Address how food will be served in compliance with the May 11, 2020 ADH Directive on Resuming Restaurant Dine-in Operations.
  • Clean and disinfect the facility to minimize possible spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Specify how an employee testing positive for COVID-19 will be reported to the Arkansas Department of Health and assistance provided for contact tracing.