Navajo Nation gaming board extends casino closure through July 5

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FILE – In this May 21, 2020, file photo, a worker looks over an electronic slot machine as chairs have been removed from some machines to maintain social distancing between players at a closed Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots jingle when casinos in Las Vegas and Nevada begin reopening at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 4. There will be big splashes, even amid ongoing unrest, and big hopes for recovery from an unprecedented and expensive closure prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (KRQE) – The Board of Directors of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise has extended the closure of all Navajo gaming operations in adherence to the Navajo Nation Executive Order issued by President Johnathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer. The order keeps in place the closure of governmnet operation through July 5.

The Navajo Gaming Board will continue to give their employees paid administrative leave. All properties have completed biohazard deep-cleaning and sanitation processes as well as implementing additional health and safety precautions.

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