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Official word comes from del Lago as they shut down casino for first time since opening

del Lago Resort & Casino has announced it will temporarily close its facilities at 5 p.m. on Monday.

del Lago Resort & Casino is abiding by all guidelines and directives set forth by New York State and the New York State Gaming Commission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Although there has not been a confirmed case in Tyre, the health and safety of del Lago’s employees and customers is a top priority. del Lago Resort & Casino is taking this action as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to elevate concerns across the United States and globally.

“We are grateful for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s swift action and leadership to protect our state as the COVID-19 pandemic advances,” stated Brent Stevens, CEO of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, the company which owns del Lago Resort & Casino. “Although there have not been any known COVID-19 cases at our Casino or in Tyre, we are following the Governor’s lead in being proactive during this time.”

del Lago Resort & Casino’s employees will be paid for this upcoming two-week period. During this period, employee paychecks, paid time off and benefits will not be affected. del Lago has instructed all employees to seek medical attention if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

“del Lago Resort & Casino’s foundational pillar is to put our community first, and it is our duty to protect our employees and local residents and minimize the risk of community spreading,” stated Stevens. “New Yorkers are resilient, and during these trying times we will work together to make it through. We are confident that when we re-open our doors, every patron will feel safe and ready to resume normal activities.”


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