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He said he will require all guests to wear face masks inside public spaces at all of their US outlets starting Friday, as he moves to update security measures during the coronavirus pandemic. Previously, the casino operator only required employees to wear masks. The United States recorded a one-day total of 34,700 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest level since late April, when the number peaked at 36,400, according to data added by Johns Hopkins University. Infections are on the rise in 29 states, according to a New York Times tracker. “It is clear that the coronavirus still presents a significant threat to public health, and masks have proven to be one of the best ways to reduce the spread,” MGM said in a statement. “We want guests and employees to feel comfortable because we put their health and safety first.” MGM shares fell 2.2% pre-market and have fallen 49% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 SPX,
It has fallen 6%.