DIAMONDJACKS ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
BOSSIER CITY, La. (March 16, 2020) – DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel has announced it will temporarily close its facility at 10 p.m. on Monday, March 16.
The casino is following a directive set by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, in addition to guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The health and safety of our employees and guests is a top priority. The casino-hotel is taking this action as concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to elevate across the country.
The directive set by Gov. Edwards will close restaurants, with the exception of making orders available to go. The Grill, located within DiamondJacks, will close at 11 p.m. tonight and re-open tomorrow for carryout orders from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The governor’s decree lasts from midnight tonight until midnight on March 30; however, DiamondJacks will abide by the decree in the event this date is extended.
“We are committed to keeping our employees and guests safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a top concern,” said Paul Hutchens, General Manager of DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel. “Although there are no known cases at our casino, we must be proactive in our efforts to limit risks of community spreading of COVID-19.”
Guests will have until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, to check out of the hotel. Plans to keep the RV park open will be soon shared; however, there will be no pavilion or casino services during the duration of the facility’s closure.
In preparation for and during our planned closure, some key staff members will help close down operations and also remain onsite to clean and maintain the facility. However, all casino and hotel employees will be paid for this upcoming, two-week period. During this time of closure, employee paychecks, paid time off and benefits will not be affected.