UPDATE: Jamul Casino says it now plans to reopen April 12 at the earliest and Sycuan Casino says it is closed indefinitely.
SAN DIEGO — Barona, Campo, Jamul, Sycuan and Viejas jointly announced that their casinos will temporarily close beginning Friday due to coronavirus concerns.
The tribal government leaders of the Barona Band of Mission Indians, Campo Kumeyaay Nation, Jamul Indian Village, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians made the joint announcement Wednesday.
The closures will begin Friday at noon and extend through at least the end of the month.
“The Tribes are united in this decision to close for the health and well-being of the community, their guests and approximately 9,000 employees,” their statement said. “Despite this closure, it is their hope that they can continue to provide emergency services for their respective communities.”