Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (December 13, 2021) – As COVID cases and hospitalizations across the region increase, Turning Stone Enterprises announced today updates to its Safer Together Health and Safety Plan to include a temporary policy for requiring face masks at all of its properties.

These updates will take effect Tuesday, December 14 at all Turning Stone Enterprises venues, including Turning Stone, Point Place Casino, YBR Casino & Sports Book, The Lake House, Maple Leaf Markets, SavOn Convenience Stores and all hotels.

Updates to Safer Together Health and Safety Plan include:

  • Mandatory face masks for guests and employees in all indoor public areas at all Turning Stone Enterprises properties, including casino gaming areas and hotels. Guests who wish to drink while standing in public areas, such as bars and the gaming floor, may do so with a straw beneath their face coverings.
  • Exceptions to face mask requirement include:
    • Restaurants and bars while guests are seated and eating or drinking;
    • Exit 33, Turning Stone Event Center and Turning Stone Showroom as proof of vaccination is required for all guests and employees to enter those venues.
      • Proof of vaccination can be demonstrated by showing the vaccination record along with government issued photo ID. Turning Stone Resort Casino will accept:
        • Display of actual vaccine card
        • Digital photo of card from a smartphone device
        • New York State’s Excelsior Pass or other city, state or national digital health application
      • Smoking will be temporarily prohibited on the Turning Stone Gaming Floor, including in Casino Blu. Smoking will be permitted at designated outdoor smoking areas.

Additional information related to Turning Stone Enterprises’ updated Health and Safety Plan can be found here.


Media Contact:
Joel Barkin, VP of Communications