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Harrah’s Northern California extends team member pay through 16 April

28 March 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Harrah's Northern California Tribal and property leadership are notifying team members impacted by the temporary suspension in operations that they will extend payment of their regular hourly wages or salaries through 16 April 2020. This is in addition to the casino paying 100 percent of team members’ insurance premiums, including medical, dental, vision and supplemental benefits, throughout the duration of the property’s closure.

Harrah's Northern California temporarily suspended operations on Wednesday, March 18 for the well-being of guests and team members out of concern for public health due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Harrah’s Northern California. Tribal and property leadership have been continually monitoring the evolving situation, working to minimize the impact of the crisis on team members.

“Our primary concern is for the well-being of our team members,” said Rhonda Pope-Flores, Buena Vista Rancheria Chairwoman. “These are challenging times for us all and we understand the strain this uncertainty has on our team members and their families. We are working to the greatest extent possible to alleviate our team members’ financial concerns by extending their pay an additional two weeks and covering 100 percent of their medical benefits throughout the duration of the closure.”

Harrah’s Northern California and the Buena Vista Tribe have a caring culture and long-standing commitment to team members. To ensure no team member experiences a lapse in medical benefit coverage, beginning April 1, 2020 Harrah’s Northern California will begin paying 100 percent of both employer and employee health insurance premiums.

Tribal and Harrah’s Northern California leadership are monitoring the situation and working collaboratively with local and state agencies to establish a re-opening date as soon as advised. Harrah’s Northern California looks forward to welcoming guests and team members back to the Casino as soon as the current challenges have passed. For more information visit

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