Gaming enterprise continues to pay employees during closure; furloughs minimal positions
Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. has extended the closure of Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva. The temporary closure has been extended until May 15, 2020, as the enterprise is following the guidance of the Gila River Indian Community Council and Arizona government officials.
The Gila River Indian Community and Gila River Hotels & Casinos will continue to provide compensation for a majority of employees through May 15.
Additionally, due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, Gila River Hotels & Casinos has furloughed minimal positions in select departments as part of the enterprise’s plan to modify operations upon their reopening to meet social distancing guidelines. Those who have been furloughed will remain employees of the gaming enterprise, retain health benefits and be allowed to seek temporary employment during this time.
“We are eager to open our doors, but as of now we feel it’s in the best interest of the community, our guests and employees to remain temporarily closed,” said Kenneth Manuel, Chief Executive Officer for Gila River Hotels & Casinos. “Our employees are vital to the Gila River Hotels & Casinos experience, and we are doing all we can to support them during this difficult time.”
Gila River Hotels & Casinos will continue to keep guests updated regarding the reopening of all three properties. The enterprise will also continue to closely monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).
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