Quapaw Nation’s Two Oklahoma Casinos to Close During Key COVID-19 Period
QUAPAW, Okla. (March 17, 2020) — Downstream Casino Resort, and Quapaw Casino will cease all operations beginning at midnight tonight and lasting through April 2, to be certain it is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“Our resort guests, our employees and their families, and the general public’s health and well being are our top priorities right now,” said Quapaw Nation Chairman John L. Berrey.
By order of the Quapaw Nation Business Committee, the Nation’s Oklahoma casino properties — two casinos, two hotels and all associated restaurants will all shut down for the 15-day period. Hotel guests who were already registered at Downstream at the time of this writing will be able to remain until 12pm tomorrow, March 18. Downstream’s Q-Store, a convenience store and gas station about 1/3 mile from the casino, in Missouri, will remain open.
Details of the shutdown are being determined with input from state and federal agencies. Downstream opened in July, 2008, and employs about 1,100 workers.