By edhat staff
The Chumash Casino in the Santa Ynez Valley announced Sunday they fully close through the end of the month amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
“We have been following the COVID-19 pandemic as it progresses and have taken the necessary precautions based on governmental guidance to protect our team members and guests. As uncertainty surrounding this threat escalates on an hourly basis, our tribe has decided to proceed with extreme caution and temporarily close the Chumash Casino Resort,” said Kenneth Kahn, Tribal Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.
Kahn stated the casino’s team members will remain compensated during the closure.
“The health and welfare of all the community is our immediate concern. During this challenging time we stand with you, our community,” said Kahn.
The Chumash Casino has previously cancelled all events and entertainment.