Encore Boston Harbor will temporarily close its hotel

The hotel will be closed starting Friday through at least Dec. 15.

The Encore Boston Harbor casino.
Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett. –Charles Krupa / AP, File

Encore Boston Harbor will temporarily close its hotel on Friday after Gov. Baker announced new restrictions on businesses this week amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the state.

In Massachusetts, a stay-at-home advisory from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. goes into effect starting Friday, as well as an executive order signed by Baker that will require businesses such as casinos, theaters, events venues, and museums close by 9:30 p.m.

“Encore Boston Harbor supports and will adhere to the additional directives put forth by the Commonwealth aimed to reduce the ongoing risk to public health,” said Brian Gullbrants, president of Encore Boston Harbor, in a statement. “As a result, the resort will adjust its operating hours to be in compliance with new regulations. We are currently analyzing the impacts of these new directives on our operations and are making adjustments accordingly.”

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The Everett casino’s hotel will be closed at least through Dec. 15, according to Encore Boston Harbor, and guests with existing reservations through Dec. 15 will be contacted by guest services.

The casino reopened in July after shutting down in March due to the global health crisis, and was operating at a reduced capacity. In September, Encore Boston Harbor laid off 385 employees who had been furloughed.

Encore Boston Harbor’s casino will remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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