COVID-19 Concerns Shuts Down Table Mountain Casino
3/17/20 Update: Club One cardroom casino in downtown Fresno and Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville have also announced temporary closures.
Table Mountain Casino will close its casino starting at 6 p.m. tonight through the end of the month as a precaution against spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Our prayers go out to all of the families and nations who have been impacted by this virus. Today is the day we stand together and join forces to protect our people,” the casino said in a news release.
The Friant casino, run by the Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Council, said it will honor employees’ base pay rates and benefits during the closure.
The tribe said it has not experienced any exposure at its property.
Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino near Coarsegold and Tachi Palace near Lemoore remain open.
Other events that announced cancellations or postponements today:
— The Big Bounce America event this weekend at Granite Park has postponed. The kids-friendly festivities included several giant-size bounce houses when it came to Fresno last year. Organizers say the event will be rescheduled at a later date to be determined.
— California Health Sciences University canceled a series of events, including a scholarship gala scheduled for Friday. The school says classes and business operations will continue as normal.
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