SLOAN, Iowa (KCAU) – WinnaVegas Casino Resort announced Tuesday that the casino and hotel will close effective 12 p.m. March 17 through 12 p.m. March 31 in line with the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency issues by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
WinnaVegas General Manager Mayan Beltran said they’ve been planning ahead for this event to happen.
“Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our staff, casino patrons, and hotel guests,” Beltran said. “Since the outbreak occurred, we’ve been diligent about cleaning and sterilizing the property above and beyond our normal cleaning protocol.”
The Casino-Resort will close for a minimum of two weeks and will continue deep-cleaning and sterilization of the entire property.
Casino management said they will utilize social media and their website to communicate and inform the public on any new developments regarding the reopening of the Casino Resort.
The CDC said that most COVID-19 illnesses are mild, but about 16% of cases are serious. Older people or those with underlying health conditions are most at risk of developing a serious illness.
Symptoms for the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They occur 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone that develops the symptoms and has been in contact with some who has the virus or has recently traveled from where the virus is widespread is asked to see a doctor.
To help prevent the spread, people are asked to do the following:
- Wash their hands often
- Avoid close contact
- Stay home if sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Below are various health organizations with information on COVID-19.
- Siouxland District Health Department
- South Dakota Department of Health
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization