San Diego Indian casinos shut due to coronavirus Teresa Sardina, City News Service · March 23, 2020 at 6:03 am Five tribal casinos in San Diego County will close starting at noon Friday amid concerns over the coronavirus and will remain closed through the end of the month. The Barona Resort & Casino, Golden Acorn Casino, Jamul Casino, Sycuan Casino Resort and Viejas Casino & Resort will shut down, according to a joint statement from tribal government leaders. “The Tribes are united in this decision to close for the health and well-being of the community, their guests and approximately 9,000 employees,” the statement read. “Despite this closure, it is their hope that they can continue to provide emergency services for their respective communities.” Sycuan Casino and Resort’s Rob Cinelli, general manager, explained the resort’s plan moving forward is to close each area at in the resort a time. Cinelli said they will work to accommodate guests, and make sure its more than 2,500 plus employees are taken care of.