By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)—The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Casino Management stand with all of those directly and indirectly affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19), as countries and communities face unprecedented challenges and difficult decisions. San Manuel Casino has been closely following the news of Coronavirus as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The health and safety of our guests, team members, and Tribal Citizens is our highest priority. We have decided to temporarily suspend casino operations effective at 5pm on Sunday, March 15th through the end of the month. In consultation with the State of California and in consideration of the Governor’s guidance on large gatherings, we feel this is the best course of action for our community.
Throughout this closure, we will continue to keep the public updated. Should we decide to open sooner, or need to extend the closure, we will update this page and post on our social media channels. During this closure all team members will continue to be paid and receive benefits.
As we navigate this uncertain period, we will continue to solicit guidance from the CDC, San Bernardino County Public Health Department and other relevant authorities.
We urge people to follow guidance from the CDC and the World Health Organization:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Create social distancing in your personal space and limit personal contact as much as possible.
- If you are sick, stay home and seek medical attention if you experience symptoms. COVID-19 is an acute respiratory illness that can be very harmful.
- Avoid exposing others to a virus by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).
There is much we can do to help prevent the spread of this virus, and San Manuel supports all efforts that will safeguard the health and well-being of this community.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.