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Press Release



COVID-19 Press Release

The world watches as communities across the globe respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak through preventative measures to reduce risk of exposure and transmission or respond to illness of those in their populations. Del Norte County is no exception. First and foremost, the Elk Valley Rancheria, California (hereinafter the Tribe) wants to express sympathies for everyone impacted by this pandemic. The Tribe and its businesses have reacted to top health agency’s recommendations to aid in the protection of the health and safety of community members.

The Elk Valley Casino will continue to perform precautionary measures with increased repetition of routine cleaning of high-contact touchpoints, replacement rotation of equipment filters and disposable items, and communicating new information to guests and employees as released. In light of the recent announcement by California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order, the Elk Valley Casino has identified additional precautionary measures that will take place immediately for, at a minimum, the remainder of the month of March. We understand that our guests will experience an impact on accessibility to the Elk Valley Casino and its services and apologize for the disruption but feel these actions are in the best interests for the health and safety of our community.

The following will take effect on March 14, 2020:

-Closing the Elk Valley Casino’s doors to the public every Wednesday from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. to allow staff to complete a comprehensive sanitization of the entire property

-The Tuesday buffet will be canceled and replaced with specials offered within the Full House Bar and Grill

-Regulate building capacities of recommended maximum of 250 people

-Postpone and/or cancel large or high-risk events

-Elimination of self-serving soda to be replaced with drink service by Elk Valley Casino staff

After careful consideration the Tribe has made the decision to temporarily close Tsunami Lanes Bowling to the public effective March 14, 2020 through, at minimum, the month of March. Scheduled events on Saturday March 14th will be honored with the opportunity to cancel without fees. This decision was made after the evaluation of health and safety guidelines following Newsom’s Executive Order and Tsunami Lane’s ability to regulate capacity and follow precautionary measures.

As new information is released, the Tribe will respond as necessary to assist in the public-wide prevention plan to minimize risk to keep our friends, family, and community members safe.

Kerri Vue

Chief Operating Officer

Elk Valley Rancheria, California 

Tsunami Lanes Bowing Center


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