MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A casino in western Wisconsin is closing for at least a month due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
St. Croix Casinos announced Monday that its Turtle Lake location had closed and would remain so for the next 30 days, adding that a re-opening date with be announced later. Turtle Lake is about 75 miles northeast of Minneapolis.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Light Snow Possible Up North; Icy Monday Morning Commute Possible In Metro
In a statement, the St. Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin said that they decided the closure was necessary for the safety of guests, workers and the Chippewa community.READ MORE: Woman Dies Days After Brooklyn Center Shooting
The closure comes as coronavirus cases surge in Wisconsin and across the Midwest. Over the weekend, health officials in Wisconsin reported a daily record high for new infections as more than 7,000 were tallied on Saturday alone.MORE NEWS: Daunte Wright Shooting: Will 'Wrong Gun' Defense Work For Kim Potter?
Currently, Wisconsin ranks fourth in the nation in per capita cases over the last two weeks. Since the start of the outbreak, 2,329 people have died in Wisconsin due to COVID-19.