Navajo Gaming Prepares To Reopen Casinos
As the Navajo Nation announces it has reached its peak in the number of COVID-19 positive patients, Navajo Gaming is preparing its casinos to reopen.
Navajo President Jonathan Nez said that while the number of people testing positive remains high, they’re not showing up at the hospital with severe symptoms like they were two months ago.
"The 57-hour curfews worked," Nez said. "Wearing your mask, I’ve seen about 95% of our people when we’re out there wearing masks. You might be thinking, ‘I didn’t have that much to do with it.” Yes, you did. If you were wearing your mask, you’re a warrior."
Each of the four casinos plans to open in mid-June at 50% capacity. Employees will be required to wear masks, and visitors are encouraged to wear them. The company is following EPA and CDC guidelines to sanitize the casinos.