COVID-19 Update

An Update On COVID-19 From 7 Cedars Resort Properties

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November 17, 2020 - Update on 7 Cedars' COVID-19 Protocols for the Health and Safety of our Guests

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is actively monitoring COVID-19 and the associated impacts on our region. As a sovereign nation, healthcare provider, and one of the largest employers on the Olympic Peninsula, we are working diligently to keep our people and our community healthy and safe. 

The health and well-being of our Tribal and Olympic Peninsula community is of the utmost importance. If you feel sick or have any cold/flu-like symptoms, please stay home. Please continue to practice good hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly and frequently. Properly worn face coverings are required. Protect yourself and others by respecting social distancing.

 7 Cedars will continue doing everything possible to ensure a safe environment for our guests and our employees. Additionally, we have increased our cleaning and sanitation on multiple fronts:
• Our team has increased the frequency of sanitizing and cleaning of all horizontal and environmental surfaces, slot machines, chairs, door handles, and other commonly touched surfaces.
• Additional hand sanitizer stations have been added throughout all 7 Cedars properties.
• We are encouraging all team members to take common-sense health precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
• Everyone entering any 7 Cedars venue is screened and required to wear a properly fashioned mask or face covering.

7 Cedars is open Sunday–Thursday, 7:00 am–2:00 am. Friday and Saturday we are open 24 hours. All gaming is now 21+ (Temporarily as of 11/17).

We look forward to your return at a time appropriate for you. Please stay safe, stay healthy, stay strong. 

 

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August 6, 2020 - Update on 7 Cedars COVID-19 Protocols for Guests and Employees

As our healthcare system combats the COVID-19 pandemic, 7 Cedars will continue doing everything possible to ensure a safe environment for our guests and our employees, during these turbulent times. 7 Cedars follows all CDC guidelines in addition to our own COVID protocols to help keep everyone safe.
• Temperature checks at all entries, including employees reporting to work.
• Active questioning about any recent possible symptoms.
• Face coverings are required of all guests and employees. (face shields are no longer acceptable)
• Avoid close contact and maintain a physical distancing of 6 feet.
• Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds as often as possible.
• Use hand sanitizer when washing hands is not available.
• Follow all disinfecting, sanitizing, and cleaning protocols for all work areas and across the property.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Communicate with us if you are experiencing any symptoms.
• Please stay home if you are sick.
These are challenging times and uncharted territories for all of us. Please know we are doing our due diligence and taking all the appropriate measures at the direction of our health officials to keep our staff and patrons healthy.

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July 8, 2020 - Update on State's clarification; live music prohibited in Phase 2 and 3

The goal for 7 Cedars Casino is to impart confidence in the general public that our primary emphasis is on health and safety. Our strategy may change daily as any new information and “best practice guidelines” are released.

A recent memorandum from Governor Jay Inslee serves to clarify that live music is prohibited in Phase 2 and Phase 3. To be compliant with this proclamation, all upcoming live music will be canceled. 

These safeguards are precautions made with you in mind. We appreciate all our guests and employees being proactive about their health and we will continue to follow the guidance from local and state health agencies to maintain a safe environment for everyone.

Stay Safe, follow CDC guidelines. Stay Healthy, wash hands regularly. Stay Strong, protect yourself and others by respecting social distancing.

 

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June 23, 2020 - Update on the State’s response to the on-going COVID pandemic

Mask Mandate
Following Governor Inslee’s press conference on Tuesday, June 23, a statewide order requires individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces. 7 Cedars Resort Properties has made the decision to comply with the state directive to protect the public health and welfare of the community. Effective Friday, June 26, a face covering will be mandatory for everyone to enter our properties. 

Table Games
As of July 3, smoke-free table games will be open, Friday and Saturday, 4:00 pm–12:00 am, Sunday 12:00 pm-8:00 pm. Poker and table game tournaments are not available at this time. 

Entertainment
We are slowly phasing in weekend entertainment. Club Seven is a smoke-free venue and we have taken precautionary measures to safeguard social distancing by limiting capacity, and seating has been arranged for social distancing. The stage has been extended as a perimeter on the dance floor to restrict dancing. Please adhere to the CDC Guidelines. Protect yourself, protect your community.

We look forward to your safe return at a time that is appropriate for you.
As a reminder, we appreciate all of our guests and employees being proactive about their health and safety. We highly encourage everyone to take common-sense health precautions such as frequent hand washing and use of alcohol-based sanitizer.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay strong. 

 

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May 22, 2020

7 CEDARS CASINO TO REOPEN JUNE 1, 2020
7 Cedars is very excited to announce that we will be opening our doors and welcoming our guests back on Monday, June 1, at 9:00am.  While we are eager to have our guests and team members back, we will be limiting our occupancy to 50% and issuing public health and social distancing guidelines which we are asking everyone to adhere to.

We want to assure you that the health and safety of our guests and team members, as well as our larger community, is our number one priority.  We have implemented an aggressive sanitation program to compliment the rigorous cleaning standards currently in place, and we want our guests to know that regardless of the changes, we are committed to continue to provide the exceptional service and experience you have come to appreciate and expect while visiting 7 Cedars.

Upon reopening, the west side of the 7 Cedars Casino- including table games area, Totem Bar, and Club SEVEN-have been refurbished and are now 100% Smoke Free!  

Dining will be available, but only in Napoli's and the Totem Room with a select menu for now. Venue seating will be spaced for social distancing, and additional seating for to-go orders will be made available in Club SEVEN. Eating at machines will not be allowed at this time, for sanitary reasons.

Guests are highly encouraged to provide and wear their own mask as much as possible while on property.  

Our security team will be taking the temperature of each guest as they arrive.  If a guest presents with a temperature of 100.4 or greater, they will not be permitted to enter that day.  

Most importantly:  If you are sick or not feeling well, or simply not comfortable visiting currently, we ask that you please stay home.  We look forward to your safe return at a time appropriate for you.

We will be following the CDC’s COVID-19 practices and guidelines, which include:
Operating at 50% of our maximum capacity
Reduced our operating slot machines to encourage social distancing
Valet Service, Table Games, and Bingo will not be available at this time
Entrances and exits will be clearly marked with directional signage
Our health and sanitation guidelines, as well as new protocols, will be clearly displayed upon entrance to 7 Cedars.  We request all guest to read these guidelines before you enter for the first time.

Stay Safe, follow CDC guidelines.  Stay Healthy, wash hands regularly.  Stay Strong, protect yourself and others by respecting social distancing.

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April 28, 2020

These have been trying times for our nation, region, and state. 7 Cedars will continue to make the necessary strides to ensure the safety of our patrons, team members, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and our community. On Thursday, April 2nd, Governor Jay Inslee extended the mandate regarding the stay-at-home order and closure of non-essential business.  With those mandate requirements in mind, 7 Cedars has made the decision to extend the temporary closure to comply with the state directive to protect the public health and welfare of the community.

Once these health care measures are relaxed and 7 Cedars is comfortable to open, we will continue to ensure that our hygiene and cleaning standards be consistent with the public health care recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington State, Governor Inslee, and health professionals to help ensure COVID-19 is contained and safe for the public to engage in normal business environments.

The goal for 7 Cedars Casino is to impart confidence in the general public that our primary emphasis is on health and safety. Our strategy may change daily as any new information and “best practice guidelines” are released. We want to reach out to our loyal patrons regarding our future projects when the “new normal” mode of operations for all business resumes. The Casino and all our Tribal business operations are as anxious as anyone to resume our operations. This COVID-19 pandemic virus crisis has been very challenging for everyone including our employees. We look forward to welcoming you back to our properties.

Property Questions and Answers:
Q: How do I find out when you will be open?
A: We are closely monitoring the situation and complying with the CDC, Federal, and State mandates. Please visit 7cedars.com or Facebook.com/7cedarscasino for the most current information.

Q: Are you cleaning while you are closed?
A: You may be amazed at the transformations that are being constructed. Spring-cleaning to the max. Fresh paint, new carpet, new floor layout, new non-smoking part of the building. The property has been completely disinfected.

Q: What precautions will you be taking when you re-open?
A: Our team is dedicated to the increased frequency of sanitizing and cleaning of horizontal and environmental surfaces. We will focus on high traffic areas to accommodate necessary distance between each guest. We have placed additional sanitizer stations throughout the property. We have developed a health standards program for our Team Members.

We appreciate all our guests and employees being proactive about their health and the public safety.  We highly encourage everyone to take common-sense health precautions such as frequent hand washing and use of alcohol-based sanitizer. Stay safe, stay strong. 

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April 6, 2020

As the state of Washington maintains its aggressive efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will extend the temporary closure of the 7 Cedars Casino and The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course until at least May 4. The Longhouse Market & Deli will remain open with frequent cleanings of the gas pumps and other high-touch surfaces.
 
7 Cedars and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe are actively monitoring COVID-19 and, our goal is to do our part in containing the spread of the virus and protect our guests, team members and community.  The closure timeframe will be constantly reassessed as new information becomes available
 
We understand that you may be wondering how the temporary closure will impact your ability to enjoy the recognition, benefits, events, offers and promotions that you have come to enjoy as a Totem Rewards member.
 
•    New Free Slot Play and Food Offers will be available to you when we reopen.
•    We understand the importance of your Totem Rewards club status level and that the current earning period was impacted by this shutdown. Because of that, we will grandfather your status through the next period of evaluation.
•    Birthday offers issued during the closure period will be extended. We'll let you know more specific details after a later date.
•    We are making plans to extend any expiring Slot Tickets during the affected months. Once we resume daily operations, please bring vouchers with an expiration date during the closure to the casino cashier for review.
 
This is a difficult time for all of us and we are working hard to ensure everyone’s health and safety. In the interim, please be kind and understanding to each other and help one another. We will get through this together.
 
Sincerely,
 
Glenn Smithson
General Manager

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March 16, 2020

To our Tribal Citizens, Employees, and Olympic Peninsula Community:

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is actively monitoring COVID-19 and the associated impacts on our region. As a sovereign nation, healthcare provider, and one of the largest employers on the Olympic Peninsula, we are working diligently to develop responsible plans to keep our people and our community healthy and safe. Jamestown is working with local, state, inter-tribal, and federal agencies, as well as our own public healthcare and emergency operations personnel.

Our goal is to do our part in containing the spread of the virus and protect the more vulnerable populations. We are adapting to new information as it becomes available and are fully aware that the decisions being made to limit the spread of COVID-19 impact everyone. The health and well-being of our Tribal and Olympic Peninsula community is of the utmost importance. If you feel sick or have any cold/flu-like symptoms, please stay home. Please continue to practice good hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly and frequently.

7 Cedars Casino will be closed temporarily in support of statewide efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Longhouse Market & Deli will remain open with frequent cleanings of the gas pumps and other high-touch surfaces and all deli orders will be served to-go. The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course will remain open for golf, however, sit-down dining will be closed. Jamestown Family Health Clinic will remain open and continue serving the healthcare needs of our community. The dental clinic will remain open at this time. Our Tribe agrees with the collective view that a coordinated effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 is in our region’s best interest. Our Tribe recognizes there is an important balance between public safety and continuing to help our businesses survive and protect jobs. We will continue to evaluate the situation and consider additional recommended measures throughout this rapidly changing crisis.

Expect more information in the coming days and weeks on the Tribe’s plans, as well as updates from expert agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control, the Washington State Department of Health, and our region’s public health officials, Dr. Locke and Dr. Unthank.

If you are a Jamestown employee working at the Tribal Government, 7 Cedars Resort Properties, or Jamestown Family Health Clinic, you should be discussing any COVID-19 related concerns with your department director or supervisor, so that if scheduling changes are needed (to work from home, to self-quarantine, to care for a family member, etc.), your supervisor can accommodate.

This is a difficult time for all of us and we are working hard to ensure everyone’s health and safety. In the interim, please be kind and understanding to each other and help one another. We will get through this together.

Sincerely,

Jamestown Tribal Council

W. Ron Allen, Chair/CEO
Loni Greninger, Acting Vice-Chair
Rochelle Blankenship, Acting Secretary
Theresa Lehman, Treasurer
Kurt Grinnell, Councilman

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March 13, 2020

In these times of uncertainty, we want you to know that the safety and health of guests and employees are always a top priority, and that our thoughts are with those impacted by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.  We are adapting to new information as it becomes available and are fully aware that the decisions being made to limit the spread of COVID-19 impact everyone.

Postponed Events & Entertainment Update
Following Governor Inslee’s press conference on Thursday, March 12, he invited the Washington Tribes to join him on a working session. During that call Governor Inslee explained his commitment to working with these sovereign Tribal Governments and was hoping to work together on this health crisis.  He made it clear that he does not expect casinos to close; rather, his focus was on concerts, sporting events, and other events of that nature. 7 Cedars Club SEVEN venue will keep the occupancy of events to less than 250 people.

Our Properties Are Open
7 Cedars Casino, Dining Venues, The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, and the Longhouse Market & Deli will remain open. Our Promotions, Live Music on Thursday, Friday & Saturdays, Comedy Night, Bingo etc., will continue as normal at this time. Updates can be found on our Web Page 7CEDARS.COM.

Guest & Staff Safety
We are committed to on-going communication and collaborations with our Medical Clinic and health care professionals.  We are continually monitoring the guidance and resources from the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Public Health and Safety Officer (PHSO), National Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

7 Cedars is adopting protocols to maintain a safe workplace and to encourage practices protecting the health of employees, customers, and visitors.

  • Our team is dedicated to the increased frequency of sanitizing and cleaning of horizontal and environmental surfaces, slot machines, chairs, door handles and other commonly touched surfaces.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations have been added throughout the properties.
  • We are encouraging all team members to take common-sense health precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), such as frequent hand washing and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

All these safeguards are precautions made with you in mind. We appreciate all our guests and employees being proactive about their health and we will continue to follow the guidance from local and state health agencies to maintain a safe environment for everyone.

Sincerely,

Jerry Allen
Chief Executive Officer

July 8, 2020                                         Update on States clarification, live music prohibited in Phase 2 and 3.