Close casinos, some offices

Deep cleaning–As soon as the emergency statewide school closure to help prevent spread of Coronavirus took effect last Monday, March 16, 2020, there was a huge task awaiting custodial staff in every building. By last Thursday the crew at L’Anse Area Schools was working its way through the elementary and high school facilities, wiping everything down with disinfectant. At work in CJ Sullivan Elementary were, l-r, Patrick McLaren, Jody Davis and Mike Roth.


In light of the growing public health crisis regarding the Coronavirus disease , the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is temporarily closing non-essential tribal governmental offices and both of  the Ojibwa Casinos in Marquette and Baraga. Closures began on March 21, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and run through April 12, 2020. The Tribal Council will continue to assess the situation as the crisis unfolds. Casino and government employees will be compensated during this temporary closure to help ensure their financial security. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.