Turning Stone Casino Plans to Reopen Soon
Turning Stone Resort Casino announce yesterday that they plan on reopening Wednesday June 10th.
The Oneida Indian Nation owned casino is not under the state's stay at home order because they have their own deal with the state. When the stay-at-home order began, the Oneida Indian Nation Casinos were asked to shut their doors due health concerns and they did to adhere to the concerns Governor Cuomo and New York Healthcare experts.
Yesterday (Tuesday) they sent an email to their club members announcing the planned reopening day and expressing that the health and safety of their guests and staff is still their top concern as it always has been.
According to the Democrat and Chronicle, the Oneida Indian Nation owns two other casinos besides Turning Stone, The Yellow Brick Road Casino, and Point Place Casino, and combined they have more than 4,750 employees. That makes them the largest employer in Oneida County.
Turning Stone has set their own restrictions which included; guests must live within 120 miles of the resort, and they will need identification to prove there are compliant with that order, face coverings will be mandatory for guests as well as employees, and all the restaurants and bars will feature at least six feet of separation between occupied tables.
They also stated that their buffets will remain closed for the time being, and that the event center and showroom venues are going to remain closed, which means there will be no concerts or shows in the immediate future.
The e-mail also stated that as a safety precaution they have enhanced cleaning protocols with all equipment and services being disinfected repeatedly.
According to several media reports, casinos not owned by Native American tribes are likely to be added to the last stage of New York's reopening plans.
[via: The Democrat and Chronicle]