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COVID closes casino doors


Last updated 3/19/2020 at 10:50am

In separate news releases, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and the Spokane Tribe announced they were closing their respective casino operations to help combat the growth of COVID-19 locally.

The Spokane Tribe closed its casinos in Airway Heights and Chewelah on March 17. Tribal leaders will meet on March 26 to “reassess the situation” and determine a day to resume operations.

The Kalispel Tribe closed its Northern Quest Resort & Casino on March 16 for two weeks. The Tribe also said it received notification on March 16 that a guest who visited Northern Quest on March 9 might have tested posititive for COVID-19, a result later revealed to be negative by the Spokane Regional Health District.


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