Cronkite Newssafety standards and disinfect properties after the COVID-19 related death last week of a security employee. “The decision came after a careful evaluation of the growing enterprise’s current safety plan with the Gila River Indian Community Council and feedback from its community and team members,” according to a statement made by Gila River Hotels & Casinos. The closure, which began Thursday, will affect all three tribal properties in metro Phoenix: Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte and Vee Quiva.
June 18th COVID-19 Update from Governor Stephen Roe Lewis
June 18th COVID-19 Update from Governor Stephen Roe LewisPosted by Gila River Indian Community on Thursday, June 18, 2020
As of Thursday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 43,443 cases of COVID-19 and 1,271 deaths in the state. It said 517,666 tests for COVID-19 have been completed as in public and private labs in Arizona, and 7.5% of tests have come back positive for the virus. For more stories from Cronkite News, visit cronkitenews.azpbs.org.
Spent the morning w/ @SenMcSallyAZ touring Gila River Indian Community’s #COVID19 testing capabilities. @GRIC_Official has done a great job during this difficult time & are taking strides in putting mechanisms in place to facilitate re-opening of businesses. Thanks for having us! https://t.co/qof5S1DE1F— Secretary David Bernhardt (@SecBernhardt) May 22, 2020
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