Effective immediately, Oneida Nation Enterprises is updating its Safer Together health and safety plan for its four gaming venue to include new screening requirements for guests and employees that align with the State of New York and its ongoing efforts to limit community spread of COVID-19.
Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (November 6, 2020) – Oneida Nation Enterprises is announcing today updates to its comprehensive health and safety plan to include new screening requirements that align with the State of New York’s ongoing efforts to limit community spread of COVID-19.
These updates will be take effect immediately at all Oneida Nation Enterprises venues, including Turning Stone Resort Casino, Point Place Casino, YBR Casino & Sports Book, and The Lake House at Sylvan Beach.
These updates are available online HERE.
Updates to the screening protocols include:
- Guests traveling from any state other than New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont, are permitted to enter Oneida Nation Enterprises’ gaming facilities after the following requirements are completed:
- Quarantine for three days after arrival to New York State, at a location other than Turning Stone Resort Casino or Oneida Nation properties;
- Obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR, RNA or antigen test) on or after day four of their arrival.
- Guests from these states are required to have an acceptable form of ID (valid state-issued ID), proof of arrival date to New York State, and a copy of their negative COVID-19 test results in order to enter the properties.
- Guests traveling from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont are not subject to these requirements, but will be required to provide an acceptable form of ID (valid state-issued ID).
- Guests are required to provide a state issued ID to assist with Oneida Nation Enterprises’ contact tracing program.
- Employees of Oneida Nation Enterprises who travel outside of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont, for more than 24 hours cannot return to work for fourteen days, unless the following requirements are completed:
- Obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR, RNA or antigen test) within three days of leaving the state they are visiting.
- Quarantine for three days after returning to New York State.
- Obtain a second COVID-19 test (PCR or RNA test) on the fourth day after returning to New York.
- Employees who travel outside of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania or Vermont for less than 24 hours are required to obtain a COVID-19 test (PCR or RNA test) four days after their return to New York State in order to return to work.
The following requirements and proven best safety practices will continue to remain in place at all Oneida Enterprise properties:
- Mandatory face coverings;
- Restaurants limiting occupancy to 50% capacity and enforcing physical distancing when face coverings are not feasible;
- No shows, concerts or large gatherings on the premises, with nightclubs remaining closed to the public.
- Enhanced sanitation and cleanliness procedures also remain in effect, including a much higher HVAC changeover level, which exceeds the standards required by commercial code.
- Gloves required for all employees who are working in direct contact with guests.
- Daily non-invasive contactless temperature checks for all employees and health screening survey to identify potential exposure to coronavirus.
About the Oneida Indian Nation
The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,750 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, YBR Casino & Sports Book, Point Place Casino, Maple Leaf Markets, SāvOn Convenience stores, RV Park and three marinas. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.
Joel Barkin, VP of Communications