The Downtown Summerlin® Eatery Has Enlisted A Full-Time Medical Consultant To Assist In Updating COVID-19 Procedures
LAS VEGAS, NV – Jing Las Vegas located at Downtown Summerlin® is reopening its doors on Friday, June 26 after voluntarily closing down as a result of multiple positive COVID-19 cases among staff. The restaurant has taken the necessary precautions to provide peace of mind to their patrons at the time of reopening, including the implementation of new COVID-19 procedures and mandated testing required for all staff. The restaurant has also enlisted a full-time medical consultant to assist with retraining and re-opening procedures, and to help navigate the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic moving forward.
“Our main goal is to create a safe environment with zero transmission of the COVID-19 virus,” said Dr. Eugene Shin, Jing’s in-house medical consultant, when asked about the restaurant’s plan to stop the spread. “While this is a lofty goal, it is possible when synergy is achieved between the back of house and front of house teams, along with the cooperation of the restaurant’s patrons.”
Updated COVID-19 procedures at the restaurant include:
- Implementing additional signage to ensure social distancing is practiced
- Spacing out tables and chairs even further
- Requiring masks upon arrival (complimentary, disposable masks provided)
- Requiring a digital temperature check for all staff and patrons upon arrival
- Installing additional hand sanitizer dispensers
- Requiring the entire staff to undergo testing
- Implementing a new “contact tracing” procedure for all staff
- Implementing an additional deep surface cleaning scheduled concurrently with regular daily cleaning
In light of Governor Sisolak’s recent issuance of a mandated face mask policy in all public places in the state of Nevada, face coverings will be required by both staff and patrons at all times, aside from when guests are seated at their designated table.
Staff members will be allowed to return to work with proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. Any staff that receives a positive test result will be required to undergo a 14-day mandated quarantine period, followed by a negative test result before being allowed to return to work.
Reservations are highly suggested by calling 725-735-7172. The restaurant’s hours of operation are 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily, with daily happy hour offered from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
ABOUT JING LAS VEGAS
Jing Las Vegas is Downtown Summerlin’s newest global fusion, seafood & steakhouse. For over a decade JING has been one of the most recognized and highest rated restaurants in Denver and Aspen. Winner of numerous awards, JING’s menu features Global Asian Cuisine, with a focus on prime steaks, sushi, and seafood, using products from locally sourced and organic farms. The ultra-chic setting includes dynamic design details and impressive fire and water features creating a perfect chi for the best dining experience.To stay up to date on the latest news and offerings, follow Jing Las Vegas on Facebook or Instagram.
ABOUT DR. EUGENE SHIN
Prior to medical school, Dr. Eugene Shin was a level II Staff Research Associate for three years at the Harbor UCLA Biomedical Research Institute (now called The Lundquist Institute) in the Department of Neonatology. The lab he worked in specialized in lung maturation where he performed real time polymerase chain reactions (the same technique used to test for COVID19), western blots, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, cell/tissue culture, and laser capture microdissection. Dr. Shin has published peer review articles from his time in the lab and presented his findings at a Pediatric National Conference. During his Family Medicine residency, Dr. Shin was the Chief Resident and helped design, implement, staff, and supervise the Nevada Health Center’s COVID-19 Mobile Screening Unit at the Martin Luther King clinic, which remains in operation. Dr. Shin was a guest speaker on KCEP Power 88.1’s Morning Show to educate the Las Vegas Community on the COVID-19 virus. He also made an appearance on NBC’s National Red Nose Day Special, as well as on KTNV Channel 13 Action News’ Morning Show.