MGM, Caesars and Boyd will participate in employee COVID-19 testing plan

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FILE PHOTO: The closed Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino sign is seen illuminated as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, on the Las Vegas strip in Las Vegas, Nevada U.S., April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

(Reuters) – The Las Vegas gaming industry will offer COVID-19 tests to employees before they return to work, the Culinary Union announced Tuesday, moving the hard-hit sector a step closer to reopening.

MGM Resorts International (MGM.N), Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O) and Boyd Gaming Corp (BYD.N) will participate in the testing plan.

Testing is expected to begin

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