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Chumash Casino employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jun 26, 2020

An employee at the Chumash Casino Resort has tested positive for COVID-19.

The resort said they worked closely with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department to assist in the contact-tracing process.

Through an exposure analysis with the department, it was determined that the case was not contracted at the Chumash Casino Resort.

In a statement to KSBY, the resort said:

"The health and well-being of our employees and guests remain our top priority. We have gone to great lengths to modify our business operations to encourage social distancing and maintain a clean environment. We remain committed to ensuring a safe environment for all who come here and will continue to follow the guidance of SBCPHD and its exposure assessment process."

The resort said the case is considered low-risk, caused minimal exposure and was limited to the back of the house.