Cache Creek Casino Resort Takes Steps In Response to Increase In COVID-19 CasesBrooks, Calif. - For the safety of our employees and guests, Cache Creek Casino Resort has a robust health program. As part of that program, we have taken an extraordinary step for an employer of our size and instituted mandatory, ongoing COVID-19 testing for our employees. Through this program, we became aware today that a small number of our employees are among the 241 thousand Californians and 2.8 million Americans who have tested positive. Those employees have already begun their home quarantine period.
As we have done throughout this pandemic, we will continue to work closely with Yolo County Health and Human Services to ensure our response is appropriate, and to facilitate contact tracing. Anyone identified through contact tracing as being at risk for exposure will be notified by county officials.
Like other large employers, we recognize the challenges of keeping a staff of approximately 2,300 people healthy during a pandemic. We strive to meet that challenge by providing mandatory testing that far exceeds CDC guidance for employers, and the norms for our industry nationwide. We expected increased testing could reveal COVID-19 cases that might otherwise go undetected; that's precisely why we do it. Our priority is the wellbeing of our guests and CCCR family, and seeing to it that our staff gets appropriate medical care should they need it.
In addition to testing, we require daily temperature checks and facial coverings for anyone visiting our resort. We have dramatically reconfigured our resort to facilitate social distancing, controlled occupancy in the building at 50% of pre-COVID levels, and have followed or exceeded all other CDC recommendations as well. Any employee who has reason to suspect they have been exposed to COVID-19 is required to use our generous leave policy, and not come on premises for a minimum of 14 days.
Contact: Ben Deci