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Casino closes after likely coronavirus case

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 20:17:56-05

An Oregon casino and resort announced it is temporarily closing after learning that one of its employees is a "presumptive positive" for coronavirus.

The Wildhorse Resort & Casino said the closure will give their business an opportunity clean the facility. The closure affects the complex's hotel, theater and convention center.

The news comes as cases in the Pacific Northwest have begun piling up in recent days.

"In an abundance of caution, Wildhorse Resort & Casino will close immediately to complete a thorough and deep cleaning as a response to reports of a presumptive positive case of Covid-19," the casino said in a statement on Monday. "Updates will be posted at wildhorseresort.com regarding the reopening schedule. The closure includes the casino, convention center, hotel, Cineplex, Children's Entertainment Center, and restaurants. All activities are canceled including casino promotions and events until further notice."