Lucky Star Casinos and tribal services shut down because of ongoing coronavirus pandemic
Last Friday, Governor Reggie Wassana of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes declared a State of Emergency in response to the recent threat of COVID-19, ceasing tribal programs and casino operations until April 2. The news comes following a rise in confirmed cases in Oklahoma, dating back to the first case on March 7.
“We have been analyzing and evaluating the COVID-19 virus nationwide,” stated Governor Wassana. “In the last week to ten days, it’s hit Oklahoma, and we have kept our eyes on the numbers when it was identified in Tulsa, and then in Oklahoma City. I think we have even had one case in Canadian County. I’ve always had a threshold number, where I thought when it gets to that point, and it’s closer (to our proximity) than we’d like, it would be time for this, to help keep people isolated and prevent the spread of it.”
At the time of Governor Wassana’s announcement, the number of confirmed cases in Oklahoma had risen north of 50 people, with 10 of which being hospitalized and one death of a Tulsa resident.
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