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Diamond Jo to reopen Monday

Diamond Jo Casino announced this week it will reopen to the public on Monday, subject to final regulatory approval.

Gaming operations will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, along with a limited number of amenities, according to a press release. The property will temporarily operate with limited capacity in compliance with state directives.

“As we return to business in Iowa, our highest priority will be protecting the health and safety of every person who comes through our doors,” said Keith W. Henson, senior vice president of operations for Boyd Gaming. “We will meet this commitment by following a comprehensive set of safety protocols that fully meet the most stringent requirements set by local, state and federal officials.

Hansen said he is excited to welcome back guests and staff, and remains committed to offering Diamond Jo customers a memorable and fun entertainment experience in a safe environment.

Upon re-opening, Diamond Jo Casino will practice a set of comprehensive protocols aimed at protecting the health and safety of its team members and guests, including the following:

• Mandatory face coverings and temperature checks for all team members

• Social distancing requirements and capacity restrictions across all customer and team member areas, including casino floors and restaurants

• Enhanced cleaning and sanitation of all high-touch surfaces, including door handles, gaming machines, table games, handrails and elevator buttons

• Increased placement of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout properties

• Required training for all team members on safety protocols.

In compliance with state requirements, certain amenities will operate under limited capacity and operating hours.