Las Vegas Sands will pay restaurant workers at Venetian, Palazzo Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal · April 3, 2020 at 8:16 pm In addition to paying 10,000 Venetian and Palazzo employees during the state-ordered closure, Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Friday it will pay the 1,200 employees working in the resorts’ 14 third-party restaurants. Hourly and part-time workers will receive a weekly stipend. Earlier this week, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced non-essential businesses, including all Strip resorts, must remain closed through April 30 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and to prevent an overload of Nevada’s health care system. Restaurants are considered “essential” as long as they can provide curbside takeout or delivery. The restaurants inside Venetian and Palazzo are closed because they are only accessible to the public from inside the casino. “We partner with several renowned restaurant companies to bring our world-class dining experience to The Venetian,” said Rob Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands.