HINCKLEY, MN-- On Monday, Grand Casino announced a temporary closure of operations at both their locations, in Onamia and Hinckley, starting at 4 p.m. Monday.
According to the release, the casinos will be closed for at least 14 days. Conditions will be reassessed before reopening.
“We developed a cross-functional COVID-19 preparedness team that meets regularly. The team has evaluated preparedness and increased measures to protect our associates, guests and communities. Since Governor Walz’s announcement, we have reflected on the leadership that businesses like ours must demonstrate during a time like this and decided to temporarily close our casino operations in order to keep that protection in place”, according to Joe Nayquonabe, CEO of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, the parent company that owns both casinos.
Officials say the casinos will continue to pay both salaried and hourly positions.
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