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Coronavirus forces MGM's Bellagio, other Las Vegas buffets to close

DeArbea Walker

MGM Resorts, a Las Vegas-based resort chain, will temporarily close buffets at all nine of its properties — ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor and Excalibur — due to the swift spread of coronavirus. It will go into effect on Sunday, March 15.

A resort spokesperson says the changes are temporary and will be evaluated on a weekly basis.

"All employees will work with MGM’s Labor Relations department to assist with any employment changes, transitions or questions during temporary buffet closure process," the company spokesperson said.

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MGM Resorts has properties in Las Vegas, Detroit, Mississippi, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.

Nevada has four confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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