The Southern Nevada Health District is investigating a suspected case novel coronavirus in an employee at Wet Republic Ultra Pool, the dayclub at the MGM Grand. The staff member self-quarantined and is recovering at home. The dayclub temporarily closes as a preventive measure.
Hakkasan Group, the parent company of Wet Republic, says the health department notified it on March 12 that it was investigating a suspected case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) involving an individual who is an employee of Wet Republic.
“The safety and well-being of guests and employees remains our top priority, and we are temporarily pausing operations at Wet Republic until further notice,” Hakkasan Group says in a email to Eater Vegas.
“Our team is coordinating with the Southern Nevada Health District and MGM Resorts to implement health and safety protocols — including ongoing professional deep cleaning and sanitation processes at the location. We are also working with health officials as they identify and notify those who may have had prolonged close contact with the individual and are directing employees to adhere to all self-quarantine requests.”