n a news release issued Friday, Star’s CEO John Cirrincione announced that Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel will be temporarily shutting down amid the latest surge of COVID-19 cases.
"During these unprecedented times we’ve chosen to do our part to slow the spread of this virus," the press release said. "We have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 spreading between guests and employees. At this time, we are most concerned about the projected increases in the spread of COVID-19 during the upcoming holiday season. Given these circumstances, we believe a temporary closure and ongoing assessments are the most prudent courses of action."
According to the same news release, the closure took effect beginning Saturday, Nov. 14, at 3 a.m.
At this point, no currently opened casino announced a closure; Sandia never reopened.