EAGLE PASS, Texas – The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel will close at 2 a.m. Thursday for 15 days to prevent the spread the coronavirus.
Officials will re-evaluate reopening April 3 based on “current information.”
“The health and safety of our guests and team members is of paramount importance. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel, we have determined it is in the best interest of our guests and team members to temporarily close the casino and all casino restaurants in accordance with Centers for Disease Control recommendations discouraging mass gatherings of 10 people or more to slow the transmission of this virus,” according to a statement.
All casino team members will be on paid administrative leave during this time.
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.
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