The spread of the coronavirus has cancelled festivals, conferences and sporting events. Places where a large number of people gather, like malls, stadiums, casinos, are responding to it on a case-by-case basis.
What does this mean for the casinos? Since slot machines, table games and sports betting kiosks are high-touch surfaces, people might cut back or eliminate visits to casinos as coronavirus worries increase.
According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
We have created a list of essential things to remember if you’re planning to go to any live rooms or casinos to play:
- Limit nonessential travel.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Be honest about travel history (Most people don’t want to be quarantined).
- Wash your hands with antibacterial soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- No need to wear masks. There are two types: Regular surgical masks and regular N95 masks (meant for healthcare professionals). Health professionals are measured for N95 masks. Only high-risk individuals should use them. A surgical mask that doesn’t fit properly is more likely to cause you to touch your face while adjusting it.
- Don’t touch your face.
These are testing times for all of us and we, at PokerShots, advise you guys to stay safe and keep yourself clean and help keep the environment hygienic. It is hard to distinguish between the common cold and coronavirus, so we advise you to not badger people when they sneeze or cough(unless they do it without covering their face), rather tell them to go to a doctor for a checkup!
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