Tribal Idaho casino to reopen to public on May 1

The Coeur d'Alene tribal resort will reopen to the public on May 1st.
The Coeur d'Alene tribal resort will reopen to the public on May 1st.

The Coeur d’Alene will open its doors today (April 27) but will welcome the general public from May 1.

US.- A tribal casino in Idaho will be one of the first to reopen in the United States since advisory Coronavirus lockdown measures were introduced.

The Coeur d’Alene will open its doors today (April 27) but will welcome the general public from May 1.

Last week the US announced motions to open up the country again despite it remaining at the epicentre of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Health measures will be put into place at the Coeur d’Alene to minimize the risk of transmitting Coronavirus once gaming resumes.

Every casino visitor or guest will have to bring and wear a mask covering their nose and mouth due to the casino having a limited supply.

The casino will also implement strict social distancing, while cleaning of all gaming areas will be ramped up.

In a statement on Facebook, Coeur d’Alene Tribe chairman, Ernie Stensgar, said: “The health and safety of our community is always our highest priority and through this pandemic, we have relied on facts to guide our decisions, not fear.

“We made the difficult decision to enact an early stay home order and shut down the casino, which is an essential tribal operation that keeps many of our other vital programs running. Our swift and deliberate actions worked to keep our community safe.

“Based on local trends and the consistently low number of confirmed cases in the region, we believe we can safely start to reopen the reservation.”

Many casinos around the US are airing more on the cautious side with plans to reopen. Arkansas Governer, Asa Hutchinson, said last week that certain industries in the state would only reopen when it’s safe to do so.

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