TOWAOC, Colo. (August 18, 2020) – After the difficult decision to close casino operations for nearly five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ute Mountain Casino Hotel is set to reopen its doors exclusively to Ute Mountain tribal members on Wednesday, August 19. Closely following the soft opening, the casino will open to the remaining public on Thursday, August 20. The 90-room hotel, casino floor and gift shop will begin to operate as a non-smoking facility at 30 percent capacity, while closely monitoring state, regional, tribal and national level updates with regards to COVID-19.
“As we look forward to a warm welcome, the safety of the tribal members, guests and our team members remain our top priority,” said General Manager, Rick Scheer. “We have taken this time to put in place a robust health and sanitation plan to ensure a safe reopening, as well as some venue upgrades to kick-off
our new beginning.”
Commitment to Cleanliness
During the closure, approximately 130 out of 400 team members were retained to sanitize the casino building and equipment. All team members received training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols with more comprehensive training for team members that are in frequent contact with guests.