After Much Advocacy, Senator Metzger Applauds Re-Opening of Resorts World Catskills

Resorts World Catskills is vital to the economy of Sullivan County as a top employer and critical source of tax revenue for the Town of Thompson and Sullivan County government in this challenging time, and I've been advocating for many weeks now to enable the casino to safely open, including direct talks with the Governor's senior staff. I've personally toured the facility twice with government officials, and have been extremely impressed by the lengths to which Resorts World has gone to create a safe environment for guests and team members during this pandemic, including installing hospital-grade air filters that constantly bring in fresh air, plexiglass dividers throughout gambling and eating areas, and extensive cleaning and social distancing protocols. I am confident that the casino has taken, and will continue to take, every precaution for the health and safety of guests and employees."