Casinos in Mississippi will be able to open May 21, according to the state’s Gaming Commission and Governor Tate Reeves.The casinos have been closed for about two months to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Mississippi Gaming Commission issued safety guidelines that casinos will have to follow when they reopen.The guidelines are for all casino operations including hotels, food and beverages, cages, table games, slots and sports books.Leaders said the guidelines are in place to protect staff members and casino guests.“It is progress. Progress for an industry that employs tens of thousands of Mississippians. Ultimately the Department of Health and I worked to make sure we took the best of both ideas and protected the people. This is what came of it,” said Gov. Reeves.Several casinos on the coast have already been reconfiguring gaming floors, which includes spacing out slot machines and table games to enforce social distancing.Some casinos and resorts will suspend gaming activity for a certain time each day to disinfect the machines and tables.More on coronavirus in MississippiMap shows coronavirus cases in Mississippi by countyWhere you can get tested for COVID-19 in Mississippi

Casinos in Mississippi will be able to open May 21, according to the state’s Gaming Commission and Governor Tate Reeves.

The casinos have been closed for about two months to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Mississippi Gaming Commission issued safety guidelines that casinos will have to follow when they reopen.

The guidelines are for all casino operations including hotels, food and beverages, cages, table games, slots and sports books.

Leaders said the guidelines are in place to protect staff members and casino guests.

“It is progress. Progress for an industry that employs tens of thousands of Mississippians. Ultimately the Department of Health and I worked to make sure we took the best of both ideas and protected the people. This is what came of it,” said Gov. Reeves.

Several casinos on the coast have already been reconfiguring gaming floors, which includes spacing out slot machines and table games to enforce social distancing.

Some casinos and resorts will suspend gaming activity for a certain time each day to disinfect the machines and tables.

More on coronavirus in Mississippi

Map shows coronavirus cases in Mississippi by county

Where you can get tested for COVID-19 in Mississippi