Ed Komenda, Reno Gazette Journal Published 9:06 p.m. ET March 27, 2020 CLOSE Casinos throughout Nevada were closed Wednesday, along with other nonessential businesses, following an unprecedented order from Gov. Steve Sisolak. He urged residents to stay home to help curtail the spread of the new coronavirus. (March 18) AP DomesticLAS VEGAS – Four days before closing nine hotel-casinos along the Las Vegas Strip to slow the spread of COVID-19, Caesars Entertainment notified state officials that 3,200 workers would lose their jobs, according to documents obtained by the Reno-Gazette Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network. In a March 14 letter to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the company announced the cuts would happen the following day.”Given the unknown certainty surrounding COVID-19,” wrote Servando Lara, Caesars’ director of labor relations, “we are unable to make a determination as to whether the layoff will be temporary or permanent.”One day after the letter arrived, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered that all non-essential businesses across the state shut down to arrest the spread of COVID-19.The Caesars reductions included employees at Planet Hollywood, Paris, Caesars Palace, Harrahs, Flamingo, Bally’s, The Cromwell Hotel, Linq Hotel and Rio. Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, companies must give the state notice at least


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