After San Diego casinos reopened, little known about their COVID-19 numbers Camille von Kaenel and Jennifer Bowman, iNewSource.com · October 18, 2020 at 8:56 am As many businesses remained under orders to stay closed during the coronavirus pandemic, tribes in San Diego County bucked recommendations from outside leaders and reopened their casinos with measures designed to limit the spread of illness. It’s unclear if the gamble paid off. Public health officials have confirmed that more than 300 of the county’s residents who contracted COVID-19 reported visiting a casino shortly before testing positive. But the county won’t disclose whether any community outbreaks occurred at local casinos because they’re on tribal lands. The tribal governments have released little information and aren’t subject to federal and state disclosure laws as sovereign entities.