CLOSURE UPDATES

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Friday, May 18, 2020

Legends Casino Hotel will be closed through June 7th, 2020. A reopening date has not been determined.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Each step of the way, we reiterate the desire of both the Yakama Nation and Legends Casino Management to put the health and safety of our team members, our guests, and our community first. As cases in the communities surrounding us continue to rise, we continue to consult with area health experts, and we will again extend the closure to at least June 7, 2020. The date will continue to be evaluated based on guidance from both tribal and regional health officials about what is best for our community.

Last week, select members of our team visited the property to assess requirements for our reopening, and our task force continues to work diligently on the reopening plan and procedures so that we may welcome both our valued guests and team members back soon. Watch our website and social media channels for further updates including videos previewing how your experience at our property will change.

Monday, May 4, 2020

We made the difficult decision early to support Governor Inslee’s stay-home order and close Legends Casino Hotel which is an essential tribal operation that keeps many of our other vital programs running. The Yakama Nation and Legends Casino Hotel management continue to be dedicated to supporting the health and safety of team members, our communities, and our neighbors, and that is why we will extend our property’s closure through at least May 18. We are still following guidelines from the CDC as well as local and state authorities and will share information on Legends Casino Hotel reopening once it becomes available.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A joint statement from the Yakama Nation and Legends Casino Hotel Management: Due to the extended closure of Legends Casino Hotel resulting from our desire to keep our team, our guests, and our community safe, the majority of our team members transitioned to standby status on April 9, 2020. From March 18, 2020 through April 8, 2020, all of our team members received administrative leave. Shifting to standby status ensures that our team members can use paid time off if they choose, maintain their health insurance benefits, and provides the option to apply for unemployment. Standby status reminds our team of their value to the organization. When we have a date for reopening, managers need only contact the team with a return-to-work date. Based on the current Stay Home Stay Healthy end date of May 4, it is our intention to return 100% of our team members upon reopening.We want to remind the community to please–Stay Home, Stay Healthy. We look forward to working together with our team members and creating memories with our guests again soon.

Friday, April 3, 2020

With COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, continuing to spread locally, statewide and nationally, the Yakama Nation Tribal Council made a decision to continue its Stay Home, Stay Healthy policy and extend the temporary closure of Legends Casino Hotel through May 4th.This action follows Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s continuance of the state’s Stay Home order and for all non-essential businesses to remain closed through May 4th. While we know extending the temporary closing of Legends is disappointing to our loyal players and visitors, we remain committed to doing the right thing to protect our team members, guests and community. Please check back at this website for any future updates.  In the meantime, to our extended Legends family: Stay safe and stay home.  We miss you!

Monday, March 30, 2020

On Sunday, March 29, a Legends Casino Hotel team member notified management that a doctor advised self-quarantine due to a presumptive positive diagnosis. That diagnosis was confirmed via a positive test result. Our thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery are with the team member and family at this time.

The team member’s last shift was the swing/grave shift beginning at 7:45pm on Sunday, March 15 rotating through craps and card games. Legends Casino Hotel officially closed at 12:01 am on Wednesday, March 18 and conducted a deep cleaning of the entire property on March 18 and 19.

Due to current Stay Home Stay Healthy orders of the Yakama Nation, Yakima County, and the state of Washington, Legends Casino Hotel will continue to remain closed.

Monday, March 30, 2020

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Friday, March 27, 2020

In accordance with the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” decrees issued by the Yakama Nation, Governor Inslee and Yakima county, Legends Casino Hotel will remain closed through at least April 8th.  No re-opening date has been set and it’s possible the closure time could be extended.

The Yakama Nation and Legends management continue to communicate daily with other state tribes, casino properties, state and local governments to receive the latest information and monitor the crisis level of the Coronavirus situation.  Through this seamless coordinated effort that includes medical and health department experts, Legends will only re-open when it is absolutely safe to do so.

Of paramount concern to the Yakama Nation and Legends management is the health, safety and well-being of our team members, loyal guests, community and players club members.

 

March 17, 2020

Legends Casino Hotel will temporarily close beginning at 12:01AM on March 18. It is anticipated that it will remain closed through March 31 at which time the status will be re-evaluated.

“The Yakama Nation and Legends Casino Hotel have been in constant communication with local, state, and national health officials,” explained Yakama Nation Chairman Delano Saluskin, “Each step we’ve made—including the upcoming closure—has been for the health and safety of our guests, team members, and their families. We understand and regret the impact this will have on both our team members and our community.” Legends Casino Hotel team members will be paid during the closure from March 18 through March 31.

Legends Casino Hotel team members will be paid during the closure from March 18 through March 31.

Updates regarding the reopening will be available on our website https://legendscasino.com/legends-public-announcement/. The closure is the entire Legends Casino Hotel grounds, including the casino, hotel, food outlets, event center and childcare building.

We anticipate high phone call volumes and encourage guests to review our website to answer questions to the public.  Guests may call us at 1.877.726.6311, private message us on Facebook, or email us at marketing@legendscasino.net. We do request that guests provide as many details as possible to assist us in resolving questions as quickly as possible which is why we recommend private messaging options such as phone, private message, or email.

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