Goooood morning, VMB! Not sure if you all saw this that I posted in the "Casino Closures - Employee Impact" thread: Cosmo is furloughing all employees, effective April 17. Boyd doing the same, effective April 11. Stations says they will continue to pay workers through May 15th. The National Academies of Science says that warm weather is unlikely to stop Coronavirus, as some had suggested. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/04/08/coronavirus-unlikely-diminish-with-warm-weather-national-academies-sciences-panel-finds/ MGM Resorts Employee Relief Fund Reaches $11M https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/mgm-resorts-employee-relief-fund-hits-11m-after-donations-from-headliners/ NV Indy has an article that might be of interest to people who manage to spend time in Nevada outside of Clark and Washoe Counties. It's about how Humbolt County, up in the north around Winnemucca, ended up with almost as many cases per capita as Clark County. https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/coronavirus-in-humboldt-how-a-small-rural-county-ended-up-with-the-second-most-cases-per-capita-in-nevada And it has this fantastic line: It's an interesting look at the difference between managing the response to this virus in a big community and a rural one where people assume it "can't happen here". And how the close rural community can be both a blessing and a curse in this response. Another worker at Allegiant Stadium has tested positive. https://www.fox5vegas.com/coronavirus/second-worker-at-raiders-allegiant-stadium-site-tests-positive-for-covid-19/article_975282be-6ee3-11ea-8794-f3d813b30266.html American Gaming Association Request Help in Getting Loans https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/aga-congressional-members-seek-trumps-help-in-reversing-gaming-omission-from-349b-in-forgivable-loans/ At a press conference yesterday, Las Vegas Review-Journal White House reporter Debra Saunders asked Trump about the AGA’s letter. “We’ll take a look at that. It's a great state. We’ll take a look very strongly,” Trump said. My favorite, John L. Smith, has an op-ed about whether or not it's time to think about bringing back the "In-House Doctor" to large casino resorts. https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/commentaries/is-it-time-to-create-a-new-in-house-health-care-system-for-mega-resorts/ That's all for now.