TAHOLAH, QUINAULT INDIAN NATION -- The Quinault Indian Nation announced today it is temporarily closing the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino and the Quinault Sweetgrass Hotel for two weeks to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The casino closure goes into effect at 2 a.m. in the morning on Wednesday, March 18. Both the Quinault Beach Resort and the Quinault Sweetgrass Hotel will close at 11 a.m.
After two weeks, the Nation will re-evaluate the closure and decide whether it should continue. Casino, resort, and hotel employees will continue receiving their regular pay and benefits during the closure.
The Quinault Indian Nation has survived much worse crises than this. Our tribal government now has a response structure and emergency management team in place that will effectively deal with this one. That expertise combined with our ancient strength and wisdom ensures our people will be safe and well cared for many generations to come.
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