ycuan Casino Resort, which temporarily closed its doors on March 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic, announced Tuesday a reopening plan that will happen in phases, beginning May 20. Some modifications will be put in place to ensure employee and visitor safety.
In the first phase, food and beverage, gaming and guest amenities will operate with limited hours and some will remain closed, the casino explained.
All visitors will be screened upon entrance and required to wear a face covering, according to the casino.
"Over the past several weeks, we have made extensive changes at our property and implemented an aggressive health and sanitation program to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our guests and team members for our reopening," said Cody J. Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.
Sycuan said every other slot machine will be turned off and table games will be limited to a max of three players. Bingo and poker will remain closed in the initial phase.
Valet, room service, the Spa Ritual and Retreat Pool & Cabanas will also remain closed in the initial phase, NBC San Diego reports.
The casino said it is using self-cleaning antimicrobial coating throughout the property, thermal cameras at entrances, plexiglass shields, personal protective equipment, and more.
Valley View Casino & Hotel also announced Tuesday on its website that it will reopen on Friday, May 22 at 8 a.m. with modifications such as requiring guests to wear face masks.
Viejas Casino and Resort announced Saturday that it will reopen on Monday, May 18 at 8 a.m.
Jamul Casino, Pala Casino Spa & Resort and Harrah's Resort Southern California have not yet released any information about reopening. Barona Resort & Casino said it does not have a target reopening date.