The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, the Tuolumne Economic Development Authority, Inc. (TEDA) and Black Oak Casino Resort management announced that Black Oak Casino Resort reopened for business on Monday, June 1. The resort had been closed since March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re excited to get back to providing the world-class entertainment our guests have enjoyed for the last 19 years,” said Leif Kruger, the resort’s General Manager. “It’s important to reopen responsibly, so we’re implementing extra safety measures and modifying our offerings to protect guests and team members. We’re all adjusting to this ‘new normal’ together.”
For this first phase of reopening, new hours of operation will be Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. The Black Oak Café and Jumping Coyote Espresso will offer to-go orders only, and beverage service will be available on the gaming floor. The Family Fun Floor, bars, dine-in restaurants and other services will reopen at a later date.
New health and safety measures include reduced guest occupancy levels, temperature screenings for guests and team members, and personal protective equipment (PPE) required for team members. Additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols will also be implemented, and slot machines and table games will operate with physical distancing measures in place.
To learn more about Black Oak Casino Resort’s expanded health and safety initiatives and reopening plan, visit www.blackoakcasino.com.
Located in Tuolumne, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Black Oak Casino Resort is owned and operated by The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. The resort encompasses 164,770 square feet of entertainment, including 1,300 slot machines, 25 table games, a Poker Room and smoke-free gaming.