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Grand Portage Casino announces tentative reopening plan

The target date is June 22, but could change if the border stays closed.
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GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. — Grand Portage Lodge & Casino is tentatively preparing to reopen for business on Monday, June 22.

However, the date could change if Canada and the United States extend the closure of the international border beyond its current planned termination date of June 21.

In an announcement Wednesday, the casino said it is continuing to monitor the situation.

The casino and attached hotel were closed on March 18 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Things will be a little different when we reopen, with new measures in place to ensurse that our guests and employees remain safe," said Beth Drost, tribal council chair for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

The property has been deep-cleaned and sanitized, and management has developed enhanced health and safety plans with guidance from public health officials.

Returning guests, the statement said, can expect additional new safety procedures and protocols.

To accommodate guests looking for flexibility when they make their travel plans, Grand Portage Lodge & Casino said reservations may be cancelled or rebooked prior to arrival until noon the day of check-in.

The casino has a large customer base in Thunder Bay, 70 kilometres away.



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