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January 22, 2021

Over COVID-19 surge

New Mexico: Santa Ana Star Casino announces temporary closure

New Mexico: Santa Ana Star Casino announces temporary closure
The closure took effect beginning Saturday, Nov. 14, at 3 a.m.
United States | 11/17/2020

According to Star’s CEO John Cirrincione, the casino hotel had no confirmed cases of coronavirus spreading between guests and employees, but has still chosen to "do their part to slow the spread of this virus."

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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.

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