COVID-19 AT RW CATSKILLS FORCED CLOSURE OF HR OFFICE IN EARLY DECEMBER
In early December, the human resources department of Resorts World Catskills was shuttered for two weeks reportedly due to at least one case of Covid-19, according to multiple sources who work at the casino.
A maintenance crew was also forced to clean that office immediately after that HR office closed, which caused one employee source who spoke with The SullivanTimes to be concerned for their safety.
One member of the maintenance team also tested positive for Covid-19 last month and told the department's co-workers, the source said. But their supervisors never told the team at any time or to date that they might have been exposed, according to a source. "We had to find out from our co-worker, " the source said.
The County Public Health Services department on December 2 issued a public health advisory in connection with the positive test of an employee at Cellaio, the steakhouse, but not concerning any other areas of the casino. Coincidentally, that advisory was issued just one week before or the same week that the HR office closed.
The source who spoke with The SullivanTimes believes that the casino management (now owned by Genting) has put workers in danger by not revealing even general information about Covid at the facility so employees can take protective measures. The source said that the cashier's window and payroll department were was also impacted by Covid but did not have more details.
The SullivanTimes tonight reached out tonight to
casino spokesperson Meghan Taylor, a vice president for Resorts World New York, for comment.