Menominee tribe closes casino, bars, restaurants; imposes restrictions on businesses
The order closes casino, restaurants, bars and the farmers market until August 11
KESHENA, Wis. (WBAY) - The Menominee Tribal Government is closing a number of facilities until August 11 in response to a growing number of coronavirus cases on the reservation. These include Menominee Casino & Resort and Thunderbird gaming, all bars and restaurants, and the farmers markets.
Restaurants and bars can offer food for takeout with curbside service. The casino gift shop and Thunderbird C-Store will remain open.
The tribe is also imposing a number of public health requirements on “all establishments, institutions, businesses, offices, stores and organizations” in effect until further notice when the state of emergency ends:
- Restricting occupancy so everyone inside is assured at least six feet of physical distancing from others
- Requiring screenings for everyone before entering the business and turning away anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher
- Requiring everyone over the age of 4 to wear masks covering their mouth and nose while inside the business
Violating the emergency health order carries a fine up to $500 each time.
These emergency orders and the closings of bars, restaurants and the casino take effect at 5 P.M. Friday, July 31.
Earlier this week, Menominee tribal government offices were closed to in-person business until August 11, except for essential services.
The tribe also imposed a 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. curfew on the reservation through August 31.
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