COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 29 , 2020

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state, the Chitimacha Tribal Council has had to make the difficult decision to TEMPORARILY suspend all business operations at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Consequently, we are uncertain as to when the Chitimacha Tribal Council will allow Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel to resume normal business operations. As many are aware, the State of Louisiana has issued a “Stay-at-Home” order, which will remain in effect until April 12, 2020.

This decision is not taken lightly and comes out of an abundance of caution to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus disease. We are closely monitoring all available information including updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State, and Tribal health authorities. We will continue to update our guests and team members as details arise.

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel will work with officials to establish normal business operations as soon as possible for an announcement in the near future. We thank you for your continued business, loyalty, and patience during this time. We hope to see you soon!


Always fun and friendly,
Richard A. Picard III
Director of Public Relations & Advertising



Chitimacha Tribal leaders announced today that Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel will TEMPORARILY suspend all casino, hotel, and restaurant operations effective at midnight on Monday, March 16, 2020, for two weeks, amid the rapidly changing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state.

Additionally, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel will observe the following promotional postponements:

  • • Club 55 Hot Seat Drawings – Scheduled 3/17/2020, 3/24/2020, & 3/31/2020
  • • Lawn Mower Hot Seat Drawings – Scheduled 3/19/2020 & 3/26/2020
  • • Exclusive Lawn Mower Giveaway – Scheduled 3/20/2020
  • • Exclusive Lawn Mower Giveaway – Scheduled 3/27/2020
  • • $110,000 RAM® Rebel Giveaway – Scheduled 3/21/2020 & 3/28/2020
  • • $1,500 March Birthday Drawing – Scheduled 3/25/2020
  • • $40,000 High Stakes Bingo – Scheduled 4/4/2020

To be clear, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel or the immediate surrounding area. However, the health and safety of our team members and guests are of paramount importance.

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel will work with officials to establish normal business operations and to reschedule the previously mentioned promotion dates as soon as possible for an announcement in the near future.

This decision is not taken lightly and comes out of an abundance of caution to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus disease. We are closely monitoring all available information including updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State, and Tribal health authorities. We will continue to update our guests and team members as details arise. Go to coronavirus.gov or ldh.la.gov/coronavirus for more up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the potential impact in your area.

We are committed to providing our team members and guests with peace of mind regarding the safety of our facility now and in the future.

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel team members will receive their base pay during this temporary closure.

We thank you for your patience, business, and loyalty as we navigate through these challenging and uncertain times.


Always fun and friendly, 
Richard A. Picard III 
Director of Public Relations & Advertising

 


While Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel will remain OPEN, under the direction of Governor John Bel Edwards, large public gathering in Louisiana with more than 250 people will be banned, effective immediately until Monday, April 13, 2020. We are therefore postponing the following public events:

  • • New Iberia Senior High’s Party for the Pride – Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • • Catholic High’s Dancing with the Stars – Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • • Lao New Year Kick-Off Celebration – Saturday, March 28, 2020

We will remain OPEN as our team members continue to engage in deep cleaning and sanitation processes across our entire facility to ensure your safety. We are closely monitoring all available information including updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State, and Tribal health authorities. We will continue to update our guests and team members as details arise.

We are committed to providing you with peace of mind as you visit our facility now and in the future. The health and safety of our guests and team members is our first priority, especially in these challenging and unknown circumstances.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will make updates periodically through our website and social media channels should the need arise. Go to www.coronavirus.gov for more up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the potential impact in your area.

We thank you for your business and your continued loyalty to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

 

Always fun and friendly,
Richard A. Picard III
Director of Public Relations & Advertising

 

 


 

Out of an abundance of caution, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is taking vast measures to keep our team members and guests safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19). On top of our already rigorous cleaning processes, we are taking the following steps to ensure public safety:

  • • Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed around the gaming floor as well as in back-of-house operations.
  • • We have implemented an enhanced cleaning process which will take place more often and will include the most commonly touched surfaces. These surfaces include, but are not limited to, slot machines, chairs, tables, door handles, ATM machines, and the like. 
  • • We continue to encourage frequent hand washing and good hygienic practices. The CDC recommends frequent hand washing which should be timed for at least 20 seconds to ensure maximum effectiveness. 
  • • According to the CDC surgical masks should only be worn by those who are sick or healthcare professionals. Guests wearing surgical masks are permitted to enter the gaming floor; however, they may be asked to remove their masks for identification purposes. As always, a valid photo ID is required to enter the facility. 

As of now, events scheduled on property will proceed as planned. We are closely monitoring all available information including updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State, and Tribal health authorities. We will continue to update our guests and team members as details arise.

We are committed to providing you with peace of mind as you visit our facility now and in the future. The health and safety of our guests and team members is our first priority, especially in these challenging and unknown circumstances.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will make updates periodically through our website and social media channels should the need arise. Go to www.coronavirus.gov for more up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the potential impact in your area.

We thank you for your business and your continued loyalty to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

 

Always fun and friendly,
Richard A. Picard III
Director of Public Relations & Advertising