Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today announced that numerous Chickasaw Nation properties would close following updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.
“We are closing all casinos operated by the Chickasaw Nation as a way to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of our citizens. Casinos will close at midnight tonight and remain closed through March 31, 2020,” stated Governor Anoatubby.
“We are continuing to engage with federal and state officials to develop a coordinated plan to mitigate the health impacts, as well as the economic and social impacts, caused by the spread of this disease.
“We will continue to compensate employees during this temporary disruption to our business operations.
“It is encouraging that businesses, organizations and governments across the United States are taking a proactive approach to help stem the spread of COVID-19. It is imperative we continue working together to meet the challenges this outbreak presents to the health and well-being of people across the world.
“We encourage everyone around the state and across the U.S. to make informed, conscious decisions regarding their own health and safety, and consider those people around them.”