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onenickelmiracle
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July 20th, 2020 at 12:05:31 PM permalink
Some casinos will not let you into the casino if you have been in states they feel are dangerous, the list of states can be quite extensive.
I would call them before you visit, not receiving mail yet would be a sign to be cautious.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
Gandler
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onenickelmiracle
July 20th, 2020 at 12:54:14 PM permalink
This is pretty common, especially in NJ, there is a " quarantine list" which can easily be viewed online. If you live in a state on the list you need to be quarantined for two weeks upon entry to the state and during this time you cannot go to public places. Casinos enforce it more strictly than most businesses.

I would imagine casinos in other states with quarantine lists have similar policies....


NJ current list:

Alabama (added 6/24/20)
Arkansas (added 6/24/20)
Arizona (added 6/24/20)
California (added 6/30/20)
Florida (added 6/24/20)
Georgia (added 6/30/20
)Iowa (added 6/30/20)
Idaho (added 6/30/20)
Kansas (added 7/7/20)
Louisiana (added 6/30/20)
Minnesota (added 7/14/20)
Mississippi (added 6/30/20)
North Carolina (added 6/24/20)
Nevada (added 6/30/20)
New Mexico (added 7/14/20)
Ohio (added 7/14/20)
Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)
South Carolina (added 6/24/20)
Tennessee (added 6/30/20)
Texas (added 6/24/20)
Utah (added 6/24/20)
Wisconsin (added 7/14/20)


If you live in these states and visit NJ you must quarantine for at least 14 days before going into public. Casinos are one of the few businesses that actually verify and enforce this.... Compliance is "voluntary but expected" so most buisneses that don't check ID or travel history can be bothered with enfocring it....
https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-information/which-states-are-on-the-travel-advisory-list-are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey


I am not sure about casinos in other states. But, I strongly support this. It is based on probability, if you are visiting from a high risk state you should be limited from high density indoor areas (like casinos).
mcallister3200
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July 20th, 2020 at 1:30:14 PM permalink
None of the New Jersey casinos were verifying or enforcing any of that as of the second week of July (when state quarantine was in effect.) Maybe it would be if you were trying to stay in the hotel but there was zero attempt to ask at any of the AC casinos I went to at that time. I did get an email from HR asking to schedule hotel booking for a different time if you were coming from a state on the list otherwise I saw no reference to it whatsoever o se the course of about a week.
Gandler
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July 20th, 2020 at 2:32:15 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

None of the New Jersey casinos were verifying or enforcing any of that as of the second week of July (when state quarantine was in effect.) Maybe it would be if you were trying to stay in the hotel but there was zero attempt to ask at any of the AC casinos I went to at that time. I did get an email from HR asking to schedule hotel booking for a different time if you were coming from a state on the list otherwise I saw no reference to it whatsoever o se the course of about a week.




There are certain questions that they can ask.

https://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/docs/EmergencyOrders/CANJFinalPlan_063020.pdf

"15 The following questions may be used by casino personnel during the health screening of
patrons, visitors, and guests seeking to access services within the casino/hotel complex and
any employees working therein; "


It does not say that they have to ask, but it allows them to use their discretion. You are probably right, they probably care more about travel history when you are staying at the hotel (and they have to keep your ID and home address on file).




https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/reopening-guidance/can-casinos-reopen-what-are-the-social-distancing-requirements
racquet
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July 20th, 2020 at 3:35:20 PM permalink
Other than the honor system, how is this validated?

Your driver's license says you are from... Texas.

Have you quarenntined for X days?

Yes, at my grandma's house, the beach, in my car, whatever. I got here June 28th.
Gandler
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July 21st, 2020 at 12:48:24 AM permalink
Quote: racquet

Other than the honor system, how is this validated?

Your driver's license says you are from... Texas.

Have you quarenntined for X days?

Yes, at my grandma's house, the beach, in my car, whatever. I got here June 28th.



Basically, you can ask certain questions, but have to assume the answers are truthful.

"Have you had any of the following symptoms or been exposed etc...."


Kind of like service animals: "Is that animal required because of a disability?"
And, you have to assume they are being honest.
tringlomane
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July 21st, 2020 at 1:34:48 AM permalink
Quote: racquet

Other than the honor system, how is this validated?

Your driver's license says you are from... Texas.

Have you quarenntined for X days?

Yes, at my grandma's house, the beach, in my car, whatever. I got here June 28th.



Yeah you can lie, so the measure can only go so far.

If we go to Vegas in September, my gf won't be posting it on Facebook. Legally since we're outside Chicago she doesn't have to quarantine since she's an "essential worker" in Chicago and can't do her job remotely (nurse), but her work definitely reads the rule differently.

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