Sherry Persad, president of the TT Members Club Association, is devastated that her employees and other casino employees have to stay home for three weeks.
Persad spoke to Newsday in a phone interview on Friday, the day after the Prime Minister announced that all casinos, among certain other businesses, would be closed owing to a spike in covid19 infections.
“I know that the situation is grave, but I hope everyone does what they have to do so we can open up on May 24. We know this is a challenging time. Not getting an income is hard.”
She said last year’s lockdown put casinos in a “terrible state.”
During the last lockdown, some restaurants pivoted their operations to packaging and distributing their food in grocery stores. Other restaurants pitched tents on the street to sell their food.