Workers at Rivers Casino Philadelphia complain of coronavirus secrecy and lax safety Vinny Vella, The Philadelphia Inquirer · September 16, 2020 at 4:09 pm When Rivers Casino Philadelphia reopened its doors in July after months of coronavirus-related shutdowns, its returning employees had to make some adjustments. For one, the salaried workers took 15% pay cuts. And everyone was given medical instructions that some industry experts deemed unusual: Employees who think they might have COVID-19 must immediately alert the casino’s human resources department. But as for telling their immediate supervisors, workers were only supposed to disclose that they wouldn’t be coming in. “Do NOT share ANY FURTHER details about the reason for your absence,” the Daily COVID-19 Self Assessment instructions read.