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Central Coast Casino Voluntarily Closing Its Doors As Part Of Coronavirus Concerns

A Central Coast casino has announced it will voluntarily close as a precaution against the coronavirus crisis.

The Chumash Casino will shut down at midnight Sunday, with tentative plans calling for the closure to remain in effect through the rest of March.

Officials with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians says they are making the voluntary move to protect their staff, and visitors.  Tribal leaders say staff members will still be paid.  They say they will monitor the situation to decide exactly when the casino complex will reopen.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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