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San Diego Tribal Casinos To Close Starting At Noon Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

People entering the Barona Resort and Casino in this undated photo.
Barona Resort & Casino
People entering the Barona Resort and Casino in this undated photo.

Five tribal casinos in San Diego County will close starting at noon Friday amid concerns over the coronavirus and will remain closed through the end of the month.

The Barona Resort & Casino, Golden Acorn Casino, Jamul Casino, Sycuan Casino Resort and Viejas Casino & Resort will shut down, according to a joint statement from tribal government leaders.

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"The Tribes are united in this decision to close for the health and well-being of the community, their guests and approximately 9,000 employees," the statement read. "Despite this closure, it is their hope that they can continue to provide emergency services for their respective communities."


The tribes said they will continue monitoring the outbreak and "take further necessary precautions as their Tribal governments deem necessary."

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