By Colette Wright
All employees at San Pablo Lytton Casino will be paid and will continue to receive medical benefits during the coronavirus closure, according to the Lytton Rancheria Tribe.
The casino is closed until Wednesday, April 15, at which point the situation will be reevaluated.
“We place the health and safety of our guests and employees above all else,” said Margie Mejia, Tribal Chairwoman of the Lytton Rancheria Tribe. “On behalf of the Lytton Rancheria Tribe, we would like to send our heartfelt condolences to those directly affected by the coronavirus.”
On March 16, six Bay Area counties enacted a “shelter in place” order to slow the rapid spread of coronavirus. This order requires all residents of San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible for the next three weeks. The order also enables only essential businesses to remain open, like grocery stores, gas stations and medical facilities.