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Chumash Casino Resort to reopen with safety precautions in place

Posted at 4:28 PM, Jun 05, 2020

The Chumash Casino Resort will reopen next week with a number of precautions in place to ensure safety.

Friday, KSBY got an inside look at the work being done ahead of the planned June 10 reopening.

All guests and employees will have no-touch temperature checks upon entry.

They will also be required to wear masks, but guests can remove masks when at a slot machine or table game, and sanitizer will be made available.

The Chumash Casino has also installed more than 1,000 protective barriers.

Officials with the resort say they are excited to reopen and welcome tourism back to the area.

“We're also excited to put people back to work. We have 2,000 employees throughout our organization and that is a lot of mouths to feed and a lot of extended families that rely on us, so being able to bring them back, put them to work and welcome them back with a big smile is very important, so we're excited,” said Kenneth Kahn, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Tribal Chairman.

The Chumash Casino Resort, which has been closed since mid-March, reopens Wednesday at noon.

Bookings are available on the resort's website.

Chumash Casino announces June reopening