By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 08, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Due to health and safety concerns for their patrons, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will reinstitute its mask policy on Thursday, Sept. 9. 

“As we make a concerted effort to get back to pre-pandemic operations, we also recognize the gravity of the situation when it comes to the ongoing pandemic,” said Dominic Ortiz, CEO and General Manager of the property.

Guests will be required to wear a mask in most public spaces inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, including the Northern Lights Theater, which is scheduled to re-open Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Masks can be removed while dining in one of the property’s restaurants. Team members have been required to wear masks since reopening of the property in June 2020.  

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will distribute masks to guests requesting them. They are available at any of the property’s entrances. 

A number of other policies and initiatives to mitigate the virus remain in place. They include:

  • Plexiglass dividers between slot machines.
  • No smoking throughout the casino.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing in all public spaces with an emphasis on high contact surface areas.
  • Hand sanitizer stations located throughout the property.
  • Signage located throughout the property reminding guests to social distance and abide by other COVID-related protocols.

"Maintaining a smoke-free facility while temporarily reinstituting our universal mask policy mirrors other entertainment venues in the community. It will help protect our guests, team members, other stakeholders and their loved ones from contracting the virus," says Ortiz.

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.