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Cache Creek Casino Resort temporarily closes operations

15 March 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and Cache Creek Casino Resort Executive leadership has made the difficult decision to temporarily cease operations due to concern over the spread of COVID-19 in California. Cache Creek Casino Resort will begin closing procedures at 6 a.m. on 17 March. The closure will remain in place while we continue to assess the situation.

Tribal Leadership and Casino Management stand with the State and our communities in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

"We are in unprecedented times, and our first priority must be to ensure the safety of our tribal citizens, guests, employees, and the communities we serve," said Anthony Roberts, Tribal Chairman.

While we are aware of no positive tests for COVID-19 among our staff or guests, strict social distancing is known to be one of the most effective measures to contain this virus and we've taken this step to further that protective strategy.

We want our guests and players to rest assured they won't be missing out on any promotions or specials because of this temporary closure. Loyalty Club Members can check online or the mobile app for more information on their Cache Club offers and benefits.

As one of the largest employers in Yolo County, we are profoundly aware that thousands of employees rely on us. We are making plans to continue paying our work-force despite this closure, and to continue their health benefits without interruption.

The Yocha Dehe Fire Department will remain fully operational to provide safety services throughout our region. The on-property gas station and market will also remain open to serve the community.

Additionally, it is our intention to make perishables and other supplies that would go unused during this closure available for community use through our partner charities in Yolo County.

We are determined to keep our expansion plans on-track despite this closure. Once conditions improve, we will be unveiling an ambitious remodel featuring 459 additional hotel rooms, a new concert venue, added meeting spaces, new restaurants, and a new pool complex.

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has been in close contact with federal, state and county health officials for weeks, getting frequent updates on COVID-19 so that we can make well-informed operational decisions. Our on-staff health professionals have been evaluating the most current advice and considering the Governor's guidance for protecting communities.

As we navigate this uncertain situation, we will continue to seek guidance from the Yolo County Public Health Department and the California Department of Public Health.

We sincerely believe that taking this difficult step today is in the public good, and that it also will return our guests, players and employees to their normal lives more quickly in the long run. During this closure, we will continue to keep the public updated on developments.

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