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Eagle Mountain Casino extends closure through June 15

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Posted at 8:42 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 11:42:28-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — To deter the spread of COVID-19, The Tule River Indian Tribal Council along with Eagle Mountain Casino Management, recently announced they have made the decision to temporarily continue to suspend the operations of the Eagle Mountain Casino until June 15.

“We continue to put the safety and health of our Team Members, Tribal Community Members, Guests, and families first, and thank you for your understanding during this difficult and trying pandemic crisis. We continue to urge every Team Member to follow the CDC recommendations, and well as the State of California orders to Shelter in Place, wash your hands with warm water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds, stay at home if sick, practice social distancing and wear masks while running essential errands in public, and use common sense to make yourself and families safe,” said Matthew Mingrone, general manager.

In addition to closing the Casino, Tribal Council asked employees and guests as well as tribal members to “please continue to shelter in place” as requested by the State of California and the Federal Government for the health and safety of all.

Tribal Council further commented that it greatly appreciated the patience of everyone during this unprecedented time as it attempts to ensure the overall welfare of tribal members as well as Casino employees and guests.