By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published May 26, 2021 at 11:15 AM

Starting Tuesday, June 1, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will lift many of its COVID-19 protocols. The changes coincide with the city of Milwaukee lifting its health order and mask ordinance.

“As vaccinations continue being administered and infection rates fall in the area, we are following the lead of health experts and local leadership in lifting some of some of the COVID-19 protocols we’ve had in place for almost a year," said Sheryl Schnering, interim CEO/General Manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

The property will discontinue its mask requirement of guests who have been fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated guests are encouraged to wear masks for the health and safety of themselves and others who may be unvaccinated around them. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino team members will continue to wear masks.

Guests will no longer be required to submit to temperature screenings or COVID-related questions upon entering the building.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will continue as a smoke-free property. Guests are welcome to use the designated outdoor smoking area near the Northern Lights Theater or near guest entrances.

The casino will also increase the number of operating slot machines from 50 to 100 percent starting June 1. Bingo, table games and other gaming amenities will remain closed at this point. Restaurants will remain carry-out only, with dining areas available for guests to eat within the casino.

Those areas of the property will reopen when we reach sufficient staffing levels, which is an on-going process. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is currently hiring more than 100 team members for positions in a variety of departments. Open positions include those in food and beverage, security and hotel operations. Visit for more information or to apply. 

“This is a positive step in getting back to pre-pandemic operation levels," says Schnering.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.