The Tulalip Resort Casino. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

The Tulalip Resort Casino. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek to open Tuesday

Guests must wear a mask and occupancy is limited, the Tulalip Tribes announced Wednesday.

TULALIP — With safety measures in place, Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino will reopen Tuesday at noon, the Tulalip Tribes announced Wednesday.

The number of guests will be limited, and those allowed inside will undergo a touch-free temperature check and must wear a mask. Seating will be limited to allow for social distancing. Additionally, “deep cleans” will take place daily, machines will be regularly disinfected and congregating crowds will be dispersed, according to a news release.

“Since our closing, we have prepared a comprehensive plan to reopen successfully and safely,” spokesperson Belle Eliason said in an email. “We will adhere to recommended physical distancing measures, provide proper training for our team members to bring awareness of safety measures, increase sanitation and disinfectant efforts, and supply personal protective equipment to our team members.”

Nearby, Angel of the Winds Casino Resort reopened on May 13 at half occupancy. A few other casinos around the state have also reopened.

Gov. Jay Inslee has been in weekly contact with tribes across the state. His office has advised against reopening resorts.

“We remain concerned about the spread of the virus,” said Mike Faulk, Inslee’s press secretary, in an email. “If casinos were not on tribal lands, they would likely be in Phase 3 with other indoor entertainment.”

Within the Tulalip resorts and casinos, some restaurants and bars will open with social distancing measures in place. Plexiglas shields have been installed where appropriate, according to the news release.

Tribal governments across the country rely on casino and resort revenue to fund programs and services for members.

Because of the pandemic, nearly 3,000 of the tribe’s 3,700 employees are furloughed, Tulalip chairwoman Teri Gobin said earlier this month.

Tulalip Bingo and Slots, as well as the resort’s pool, salon and fitness center, will remain closed until further notice.

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