Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort reopening for patrons Associated Press · May 28, 2020 at 2:44 pm CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina casino says it’s ready to reopen its doors to patrons. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort said it’s planning to reopen at 6 a.m. on Thursday. On its Facebook page, the casino says it will operate at 30% capacity in keeping with North Carolina and tribal guidelines and operating with social distancing in place. The casino said most restaurants will be open with limited seating as well as carryout options. Other amenities will also open in phases as determined by the state and local guidelines. Among the casino’s health and safety protocols are more frequent cleaning and sanitizing. Employee health checks are conducted daily, and casino employees are required to wear masks. Guests will undergo temperature checks before entering the casinos and must wear masks as well. Officials say smoking will be temporarily prohibited in the casino gaming areas. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press.