COVID-19 Information & Updates

The Island Resort & Casino acknowledges the State of Michigan’s most recent updates & continues to closely monitor the situation in the Upper Peninsula and the surrounding areas.

—- Saturday, March 21 —-

For the safety and well-being of our community, guests and employees, we are now closed through Monday, April 6, 2020.

Thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon.

—- Wednesday, March 18 —-

As you are aware the Island Resort and Casino has been shutting down departments these past few days. With a full resort as large and complex as the Island Resort & Casino, it takes time to contact all of our bookings and direct mail customers to let them know we will be closing for a period of time and that they can reschedule for a later date. The casino will officially close at 12 PM ET on Saturday, March 21, 2020 through April 6th, 2020.

All employees will be compensated during the shutdown. We would like to thank all of our customers, vendors and employees for their patience.

We look forward to seeing you in the future.

—- Wednesday, March 18 —-

In a decision in the best interest of our community, the Island Resort & Casino, our customers, and employees, we will be taking additional precautionary measures to aid in the effort of preventing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the surrounding areas.

Effective March 19th until April 6th, 2020 we will be closing all Tables Games, including Poker. Cosmo Bingo will also be canceled, regular bingo sessions will continue to operate. Slot Tournaments will not take place during this time.

Club 41 Entertainment, including karaoke, live bands, & comedy, are also canceled until April 6th.

Our restaurants will continue to operate normal business on a Take-Out basis. If you choose to eat in the casino, please continue to practice social distancing and follow the CDC’s recommendation of limiting groups to 10 people or less.

During this time, we will conduct a daily deep cleaning and sanitation of our facility during the hours of 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Along with the scheduled cleaning, all employees will continue to conduct constant cleaning and sanitation throughout the day.

To protect our employees, we ask that all guests continue to practice CDC guidelines for personal hygiene and safety. During this time, The Hannahville Indian Community and Island Resort & Casino are committed to continuing compensation for our employees.

We remain in constant contact with the Hannahville Health Clinic, Indian Health Services, and Centers of Disease Control & Prevention for updates.  

—- Monday, March 16 —-

The health of Island Resort & Casino employees is our top priority as we continue to remain diligent in keeping our guests safe & healthy. Preventive measures will continue and additional items, such as wipes and hygienic gloves, are being provided to both employees and guests upon request.

All Island Team members are assisting in keeping our resort clean & sanitized.

Hotel staff continues to provide extensive cleaning & sanitation of all guest rooms.

Bar & Restaurant service will continue and is being assessed daily. Updates for each Food & Beverage outlet will be made as necessary.

Bus Group Tours coming from high-risk areas and beyond the radius of 125 miles within the next couple of days are currently being rescheduled. Effective March 19th, all Bus Group Tours arrivals will be halted until April 6th, 2020. Group Tours will remain in communication to reschedule your stay.

Large events happening in the Convention Center are canceled until March 27th, 2020. On-going discussion regarding any bookings past that date will be closely monitored and further decisions made as necessary.

The Landshark Tailgate Party & Show and Tesla will be postponed to a later date, to be announced. Information regarding refunds will be updated upon rescheduling.

Island Management continues to assess & strategize the situation throughout the day and we are closely monitoring the situation in the surrounding areas as the situation unfolds.

We will continue to provide updates here as they become available.

—- Sunday, March 15 —-

Over the past several days, we have seen an increase in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the country. Island Resort & Casino Management continues to meet daily to assess the coronavirus situation locally and in relation to our facilities. We will continue to follow the CDC’s instruction and recommendations as the situation develops.

Over the following days, guests will see an even larger increase in the sanitation of areas of food & beverage service, the gaming pit, hotel front desk, Island Club, and slot machines. Additional items such as sanitizing cleaners, hygienic gloves, and hand sanitizer will be distributed to all departments as we begin to implement stricter sanitation procedures.

All upcoming groups & events are being reviewed and are currently expected to continue as scheduled. The Island Resort & Casino will be providing continuous updates here as they become available.

—- Friday, March 13 —-

In an effort to keep our customers safe and healthy, the Island Resort & Casino is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in light of recent local precautions.

We remain diligent and have taken measures to double our efforts amid the concerns, including increased cleaning and sanitation of high traffic areas such as bathrooms, lobbies, restaurants and slot machines.

Hand sanitizer dispensers can be found at many resort, restaurant and bathroom entrances, as well as employee stations. Hand towelettes will also be available at the Cashier Cage, Guest Services and Island Club upon request.

The Hannahville Health Department continues to receive up-to-date information from the Indian Health Services and the Center for Disease Control regarding the spread and treatment of this latest outbreak.

We strongly recommend that all Island team members and our guests follow the CDC’s recommendations to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

The Island Resort & Casino is committed to the safety and well-being of our guests and will continue to offer the Total Experience


  1. Are the casinos and hotels gonna be open Thursday March 19 Friday March 20.

    Posted: March 17, 2020 at 1:29 pm by Brenna

    • As of right now, yes. Please call 800-682-6040 before traveling.

      Thank you.

      Posted: March 18, 2020 at 9:29 am by Josie Goddard

  2. Thinking about traveling to Michigan this coming week can you tell me if there is any sign that you will be quarantined and if the casino and hotel will be open and available

    Posted: March 17, 2020 at 1:57 pm by Tracy

    • Hello Tracy,

      We are currently open. Any updates will be posted here or on our Facebook page.

      Posted: March 18, 2020 at 9:29 am by Josie Goddard

  3. Will island casino be closing be of covid-19 in the next few days or staying open

    Posted: March 17, 2020 at 4:21 pm by Cheryl Brown

    • Hello Cheryl,

      As of right now, we are still open. Any updates will be posted here or on our Facebook page.

      Posted: March 18, 2020 at 9:27 am by Josie Goddard

  4. Us the poker tournament cancelled or are the still continuing

    Posted: March 18, 2020 at 1:56 am by Cyal wascher

    • Hello Cyal,

      Poker has been cancelled until April 6th.

      Thank you

      Posted: March 18, 2020 at 9:26 am by Josie Goddard

  5. Is Club 141 open for the weekend. Thank you

    Posted: March 18, 2020 at 7:59 am by Nancy. Sharkey

    • Hello Nancy,

      Club 41 Entertainment has been cancelled until April 6th.

      Posted: March 18, 2020 at 9:26 am by Josie Goddard

  6. Are you still open?

    Posted: March 18, 2020 at 8:27 am by Jim

    • As of right now, yes, we are still open. Any updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page!

      Posted: March 18, 2020 at 9:25 am by Josie Goddard

  7. Will you gas station stay open after saturday?

    Posted: March 20, 2020 at 4:21 am by bruce pangborn

    • Hello!

      The Gas Station will remain open.

      Thank you

      Posted: March 30, 2020 at 6:22 am by Josie Goddard

  8. I see that the Tesla concert on April 25th will be cancelled. Will the people who purchased tickets for the show be reinbursed? When will this happen? If you can please email me back with a response, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

    Posted: March 20, 2020 at 10:19 am by Tammy Schmidt

    • Hello Tammy,

      The Tesla concert has been rescheduled for November 6 & 7, 2020. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. If you can no longer make it, please email your ticket information and she will assist you with your ticket refunds.

      Thank you.

      Posted: March 30, 2020 at 6:21 am by Josie Goddard

  9. Do you have any idea when you will be open?? We are going to be traveling that way and need to book room and want to gamble. Please let me knew when or if you are opening in April?

    Posted: March 27, 2020 at 5:34 am by Alice Hintz

    • Hello Alice,

      We are currently closed through Monday, April 6, 2020. If anything changes it will be posted on this blog.

      Thank you for your patience.

      Posted: March 30, 2020 at 6:19 am by Josie Goddard

  10. Please cancel our reservation for Wed. April 29th. Sincerely James Kalpinski, 2411 Jordan Rd., Stevens Point, Wis. 54482 Please respond to this E-mail that you have received this notification.

    Posted: March 29, 2020 at 4:26 pm by James E. Kalpinski

    • Hello James,

      Please call 800-682-6040.

      Thank you

      Posted: March 30, 2020 at 6:18 am by Josie Goddard

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