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Posted: August 6, 2021
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The Ho-Chunk Nation owns and operates the Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)


Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison Reinstitutes Indoor Mask Policy

Madison, WI August 6, 2021 – Beginning Monday, August 9, 2021, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison will reinstitute their indoor mask policy in their gaming facility for the safety of all. The Ho-Chunk Nation is a sovereign which is self-governs on its tribal lands where Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison is located upon.

Daniel Brown, Executive Manager, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison made the decision to reinstitute the policy which will require everyone in the building to wear a face-covering [mask] over their nose and mouth and when able maintain physical distancing of at least six feet. The policy will apply to everyone whether they have been vaccinated or not. The staff at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison will enforce this for the utmost health and safety of their guests and employees, so masks will be available for those who do not have one.

With the recent announcement of Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) issuing a new recommendation regarding the use of masks, based on new guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison will continue to follow this advisement. PHMDC announced this week the Delta variant of COVID-19 case transmission has gone from substantial to high. “Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison will utilize effective public health measures to help protect the safety of our local community,” Brown said.

Other safety precautions continuing are plexi-glass installed at areas where transactions occur, hand sanitizer throughout the facility, signage on prevention policies and requiring frequent handwashing of the staff. Throughout this pandemic Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has utilized an effectual safety and sanitation plan. With on-going disinfection and sanitizing processes, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has retained the services of a local company, since last year’s re-opening of the casino, to perform a two-step disinfection and long lasting surface anti-microbial treatment applied with an electrostatic sprayer throughout the facility.

“Our main concern is to welcome our guests and staff to a safe, recreational environment here at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison”, Brown stated, “We are taking precautions to mitigate the potential for the spread of any strain of the COVID-19 virus.”

The Ho-Chunk Nation and Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison are carefully monitoring the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and will determine best practices and strategy at their gaming facilities.

Ho-Chunk Gaming – Madison is owned and operated by Ho-Chunk Nation Enterprises, with headquarters in Black River Falls, Wis.  Ho-Chunk Nation Enterprises also owns and operates Ho-Chunk Gaming – Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Gaming – Nekoosa, Ho-Chunk Gaming – Tomah, Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wisconsin Dells and Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wittenberg.  For more information, call Ho-Chunk Gaming – Madison at 888/248-1777 or go online

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