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Navajo Nation Weighs Reopening Casinos

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The Navajo Nation is asking the public to weigh in regarding the possible reopening of Tribal casinos amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Currently, the Nation Council Standing Committee is considering a reopening plan that would allow casinos and other gaming facilities to operate in a minimum 50 percent capacity. In a statement, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez noted a recent rise in cases of COVID-19, both on Navajo Tribal lands and across the United States. Nez encourages the public to provide input on the reopening plan. According to Navajo Nation officials, legislation could be considered as early as today. The nation’s gaming facilities have been closed since mid-March in attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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