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Central Coast Casino Closed By Coronavirus Safety Concerns Announces Reopening Plans

A Central Coast resort has announced its reopening plans.  The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will reopen the Chumash Casino Resort will reopen June 10th.

There will be a number of measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  

All employees, and guests will be required to wear masks.  The gaming floor will have reduced seating.  Protective barriers will be installed between dealers, and customers at gaming tables.

Temperature screening devices are being installed to scan everyone entering the resort. 

The resort’s poker room, its bingo games, and most of its restaurants will remain closed.  The tribe’s other properties in the Santa Ynez Valley, including Hotel Corque, will also remain closed. 

The tribe has more than 2,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the Valley.  It closed the casino March 15th as a result of the crisis.

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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