02 Apr Navajo Gaming Announces Ongoing Closure of Casinos and Resort
In the Spirit of Health and Safety of the Díne (Navajo) People
Flagstaff, Ariz. – The Board of Directors of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) extended the voluntary closure of all Navajo Gaming operations in partnership with the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President and the Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council.
In conjunction with the Navajo Nation’s commitment to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the Navajo People, the Team Members of all Navajo enterprises, and the guests who visit Dine‘ Bik’eyah (“Navajoland”), the Navajo Gaming Board of Directors approved the continuous closure of all its casino facilities until it is prudent to reopen.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and as we continue to prioritize the health, safety and general welfare of the Navajo Nation, our Team and our guests, we have made the decision to extend the temporary closure of our casinos until it is safe to reopen. Our focus is to continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the Navajo people, our team and the community. “We want to thank members of our host Navajo Chapters, our local communities for their support during this time,” shared Interim CEO Brian Parrish.
During the temporary closure, Navajo Gaming team members have been reaching out to their host chapters and local communities offering food, care packages and support to those in need. Just a few examples include:
- Navajo Gaming partnered with Labatt Food Services to deliver aid to the Navajo Emergency Response Center
- Navajo Gaming furnished supplies for the First Responders of the Navajo Police Department
- Navajo Gaming provided assistance to Navajoland Assisted Living and Annie Wauneka Assisted Living facilities
- Fire Rock Casino delivered lunch to workers of the Window Rock Wellness Center who were assisting with the distribution from the Command Center
- Northern Edge Casino/Flowing Water Casino delivered pallets of bottled water to “The Bridge” assisted living home
- Twin Arrows Casino Resort provided protective gloves to Winslow Indian Medical Hospital
- Twin Arrows team members prepared “Stay at Home” care packages
- Twin Arrows supplied the Flagstaff Food bank with food donations.
Quincy Natay, Navajo Gaming Board Chairman shared, “Navajo Gaming is committed to protecting our communities and supporting our valued team members and guests in every way we can during this turbulent time.”
Parrish added, “We continue to closely monitor developments and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we make real-time decisions to prioritize the safety of our guests and team members.”
Navajo Gaming is one of many Navajo Nation-owned and operated enterprises that is charged with the mission of creating jobs, increasing revenues and stimulating incremental economic development. To learn more visit www.NavajoGaming.com