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Cache Creek Casino Resort closing indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

Casino leadership says they intend to keep paying their work-force despite the closure.

YOLO COUNTY, Calif. — A major employer in Yolo County is closing its doors temporarily due to the coronavirus.

Cache Creek Casino Resort announced that they'll be closing on March 17 at 6 a.m. amid the coronavirus pandemic. The closure will remain in place as they assess the situation.

“We are in unprecedented times, and our first priority must be to ensure the safety of our tribal citizens, guests, employees, and the communities we serve”, said Anthony Roberts, Tribal Chairman.

In a Sunday news release, the casino said they aren't aware of any employees or guests having coronavirus; they said the closure was a way of taking social distancing a step further..

Despite the closure, the casino says they'll keep paying their work-force and continue their health benefits.

The Yocha Dehe Fire  Department, on-property gas station and market will all remain open to serve the community.

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Background

According to the CDC, coronavirus (COVID-19) is a family of viruses that is spreadable from person to person. Coronavirus is believed to have been first detected in a seafood market in Wuhan, China in December 2019. If someone is sick with coronavirus, the symptoms they may show include mild to severe respiratory illness, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Currently, there is no vaccine, however, the CDC suggests the following precautions, along with any other respiratory illness:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.

The CDC also says facemasks should only be used by people who show symptoms of the virus. If you’re not sick, you do not have to wear a facemask. The CDC says the immediate risk to the U.S. public is low.

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