On Wednesday (March 18), the Confederated Tribes of Coos Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon Tribal Council directed the casino management to begin implementing plans to temporarily suspend all operations at the Three Rivers Casino Resort in Florence and Coos Bay.
“These are very uncertain times and tough decisions have to be made to ensure the health and safety of our tribal members, team members and guests”, said Doc Slyter Tribal Chairman. "Both Three Rivers Casinos are proud community members and are doing their part to help contain this virus and ensure everyone’s safety."
All gaming, hotel and restaurant activity’s on Tribal property ended at by 5 p.m. Wednesday for duration of two weeks, with plans to reopen April 1. During that time, the Tribe will provide emergency paid leave and benefits for casino resort employees during the temporary closure, and will continue to monitor the situation nationally and locally.
Updates on casino operations will be posted on the website as new information becomes available.
The decision from the Council is consistent with national and state guidance to reduce large gatherings as part of all efforts to curve the trend of transmission of COVID-19 during what has been deemed a global pandemic.