This May 1, 2018, file photo shows the exterior of M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye Aileen Rotzin has a deadly secret — one she doesn’t want to keep.
The M Resort cage cashier tested positive for COVID-19 on July 4, one month after she first returned to her job at the Henderson casino.
Despite working closely with coworkers while she had symptoms, Rotzin claims the company’s human resources department told her to keep her test results private because it was considered “confidential information.”
Instead, she decided to contact nearly a dozen coworkers to encourage them to take a COVID-19 test.
“We work very close together; the cage is really small. … I’m worried about them,” she said. “It’s just human decency, with this COVID-19, that they let other people know (when employees test positive).”
She added that she has yet to receive a contact tracing call from the Southern Nevada Health Department, which was reported to be understaffed in May. Spokesman Jeff Morris said the M Resort initiates contact tracing immediately after discovering a positive case to determine whether there’s been possible exposure to other employees and guests, and those who are at risk are notified. He added that the company tells staff that their COVID-19 test results will remain confidential, but “they do not have an obligation” to keep their positive test private.
Rotzin is unsure if other employees have tested positive — she said she has received no official notices from the company regarding infected workers.The M […]
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