Oklahoma: Cherokee Nation releases safety plan for reopening casinos Janelle Jessen, Siloam Springs Herald-Tribune · May 21, 2020 at 7:09 am Cherokee Nation Business (CNB) announced Monday a “responsible hospitality” plan to provide a safe environment for guests and employees at its entertainment properties when they reopen. Operations at the Cherokee Nation’s 10 entertainment properties in northeast Oklahoma, including the Cherokee Casino and Hotel in West Siloam Springs, Okla., were suspended on March 17 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Brandon Scott, CNB director of communications, said there is no definitive timeline for reopening casinos and entertainment properties. CNB plans to reopen some of the smaller properties first and continue opening properties in phases, he said. “We are currently deciding which locations and dates based on info from the CDC, and local and state health department information,” he said.