Casino Land-Based Oneida Nation aiming to reopen New York casinos in June May 20, 2020 By Violeta Prockyte Mississippi is not the only state to prepare for reopening. The Oneida Nation aims to resume operations in three of the company’s casinos in Central New York. The predicted day of reopening is June 10 and all its casinos are set to follow strict health and safety protocols. Staff will have to wear face masks, social distancing is mandatory and there will be a sanitizing program in place. Alongside all the health regulations, Oneida Nation stated visitors coming from outside a 120-mile radius will not be allowed to enter, limiting the guests to locals from Rochester, Albany and Binghamton, while players from New York City or Buffalo will be excluded. The tentative date is subject to change, should the Government release additional information or new rules. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said: "What the Nation has proposed prioritizes safety first for all visitors and employees along with the need to reopen the local economy for the benefit of all Oneida County residents.” Additionally, Las Vegas casino employees will be tested for the coronavirus starting Thursday. The testing won’t cost employees anything, with the set goal of 4,000 test samples per day. Geoconda Argüello-Kline, union secretary-treasurer, said: "COVID-19 testing ensures Culinary Union members are safe when they return to work."