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Rincon tribe extends closure through mid-April

The Rincon Tribal Council.

Due to the rapidly changing situation of COVID-19, the Rincon Tribal Council this announced the extension of its temporary closure of both their tribal government center and Harrah’s Resort SoCal through mid-April.  During this time, all employees will continue to be paid and receive their full benefits. 

“The health and safety of our tribal members, tribal government and Harrah’s employees are of utmost importance to the Tribal Council,” said Rincon Tribal Chairman Bo Mazzetti. “Our employees are the backbone of our organization and it’s during this time that we must demonstrate just how invested and committed we are to them.”

The Tribal Council is monitoring the situation daily and will announce a reopening date based on the recommendation of local and state government and public health officials. “The pandemic we are faced with requires tough business decisions. It is in such emergencies that we must step up and let our employees know we stand together with them and their families,” said Chairman Mazzetti.  “We see our employees as members of our extended family and value their contributions to the operations of our tribal government.”

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians owns Harrah’s Resort Southern California and uses profits from this and other commercial enterprises to provide government services including police and environmental enforcement; economic development; and healthcare and culture programs. 

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