Turning Stone Resort Casino planning to reopen June 10

Turning Stone Resort Casino will start gradually reopening dining and gaming operations starting Wednesday, June 10.

Posted: May 19, 2020 5:01 PM
Updated: May 20, 2020 3:12 PM

VERONA, N.Y. – Turning Stone Resort Casino will start gradually reopening dining and gaming operations starting Wednesday, June 10.

The venue closed in March after the state put restrictions on mass gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Turning Stone officials say they’ve adopted a reopening plan called ‘Safer Together,’ which contains updated health and safety measures, including:

  • To support public efforts to limit the spread among regions, access to facilities will be limited to guests who travel from within 120 miles, and an identification verification will be deployed to aid contact tracing if it becomes necessary.
  • There will be no concerts/shows in the Showroom or Event Center until mass gatherings can be offered without undue risk.
  • Mandatory face coverings for employees, guests, vendors and the public—wherever feasible throughout our facilities.
  • Gloves required for all employees who are working in direct contact with guests, including in all restaurants, at registration desks and on the gaming floors.
  • Daily non-invasive thermal temperature checks of every employee entering the workplace and brief survey questions to identify potential exposure to coronavirus.
  • All restaurants and bars will have at least six feet of separation between tables. Buffets or other self-service food options will remain closed, and there will be no self-service food in any of the Players’ Lounges or banquet rooms.
  • There will be enhanced cleaning across all enterprises.

“The comprehensive plan we have developed for the limited reopening of our operations is based on guidelines and input from public health experts to make certain that — as always — our policies prioritize the health and safety of our employees, guests and broader community,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “We are grateful to Oneida and Madison County leadership for their ongoing coordination through this process as we work to reopen our operations and bring back our employees in the safest way possible.”

The Safer Together reopening plan will apply to operations at Turning Stone, YBR Casino and Point Place Casino so that all of the facilities meet updated health guidelines.

“I have closely reviewed the detailed reopening plan put together by the Oneida Indian Nation and found it to be thorough and measured. What the Nation has proposed, prioritizes safety first for all visitors and employees along with the need to reopen the local economy for the benefit of all Oneida County residents,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente.

Halbritter says the Nation will monitor state and local coronavirus statistics ahead reopening to ensure it is still safe to open on June 10.

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