Indian Head Casino in Warm Springs will be closed for 15 days, starting Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m.
"We are currently going through an unprecedented period in our country and across the world," said CEO Jeffrey Carstensen in a news release. "We have been working diligently to remain ahead of this quickly evolving situation. Our first priority is how this impacts the lives of our tribal members, valued employees and our guests.
Because the casino is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, which is a sovereign nation, it was not subject to Gov. Kate Brown's executive order banning gatherings of more than 25 people, but the closure was voluntary, Carstensen said.
Three Teepees Cafe at the Plateau Travel Plaza in Madras will be serving to-go orders only, which can be ordered by phone.
Fuel service, propane and the gaming room are staying open 24 hours a day.
"We have increased cleanliness protocols throughout the property, including the deployment of hand sanitizers," Carstensen said.
The websites and Facebook pages will include updates.
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