Mohegan Tribe, Mohegan Sun and Yale New Haven Health Launch Testing Site at the Casino

2020-12-08

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 8, 2020) – Yale New Haven Health, the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun have announced a new community COVID-19 collection site in the Mohegan Sun Thames Garage.

The drive-through site was selected to provide more community testing in the Uncasville region, but also to allow Mohegan Sun team and Tribal members access to fast, safe COVID-19 testing. The Thames Garage location is open to the public and Mohegan team members by appointment only.

The new Yale New Haven Health site will provide COVID-19 testing (symptomatic and asymptomatic) for patients with or without insurance. If a child is under age 18, a parent/guardian must be present. All adults over 18 must bring a photo ID. Face masks are required.

Appointments are required and can be made by a physician placing an order or by using the following link: https://covidtesting2.ynhhs.org/

The Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun recently expanded a partnership with Yale New Haven Health, to further ensure the safety and health of not just team members of Mohegan Sun, but for the larger surrounding community. This COVID-19 collection site in the Mohegan Sun Thames Garage is a significant part of that goal. Construction of an 8,500 square-foot health center located in Trading Cove lot, which will provide Primary Care, Walk-in care and Specialty care for employees, the public and Mohegan Tribal members, is also underway and planned for a spring 2021 opening.

Since temporarily closing in March 2020, and reopening to the public on June 1, 2020, Mohegan Sun has been at the forefront of making health & safety a top priority as well as assisting on important community efforts. During the spring and summer of this year, the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun teamed up with the Connecticut National Guard to serve as Connecticut’s Region 4 PPE distribution site. N95 masks, gloves, sanitizer and more were distributed to public health teams and medical services in surrounding towns, from the 125,000 square-foot Earth Expo center.

In the last few months and still on-going, Mohegan Sun struck major deals with Bellator MMA, SHOWTIME Boxing and the NCAA, to create bubble atmospheres for athletes to safely compete, often to national TV audiences.  These events have taken place primarily in Mohegan Sun Arena, without fans in attendance. The successful execution of these sporting residencies is in large part due to the invaluable work and guidance provided by the medical professionals with the Mohegan Tribal Health Department and Yale New Haven Health.

ABOUT YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and YSM’s clinical physician practice, Yale Medicine, which is the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. YNHHS and Yale partner on clinical care, education and research, bringing the latest discoveries, technology and therapies to patients. www.ynhhs.org

ABOUT THE MOHEGAN TRIBE
The Mohegan Tribe was founded on the banks of southeastern Connecticut’s Thames River by Chief Uncas in the early 17th century. The Tribal Council serves as the leadership for the sovereign nation, and also serves as the Management Board for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) in regard to the Tribe’s gaming properties and interests. After its federal recognition in 1994, the Tribe opened the world-class Mohegan Sun on its reservation land in Uncasville, CT in 1996 and Mohegan Sun Pocono, Pennsylvania’s first casino, on commercial land in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2006. Additionally, MGE manages Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, Paragon Casino Resort in Louisiana, ilani in Washington State, as well as the Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara Resort.  MGE is currently developing a casino and entertainment complex at Seoul Incheon International Airport in South Korea. MGE is also the owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA and New England Black Wolves, a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. To learn more about the Mohegan Tribe visit https://www.mohegan.nsn.us

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN
Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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Charisse Huff

Huff, Charisse