Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Continues to Pay Employees After Limiting Operations Due to Coronavirus

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is limiting operations due to the corona virus, but all employees will continue to be paid.

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians own the Grand Traverse Resort, Leelenau Sands Casino and Lodge, as well as Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel.Gt Resort Paying Employees Vo 6.transfer

In total they employ close to 1200 people.

The band decided to pay the employees in full during this stay at home order.

They say it takes away some uncertainty for the people who work there.

“So that takes away the unknown of how you can continue to feed your family, pay your bills and continue to kind of live on with this fear of what our future looks like right now,” said Caroline Rizzo.

Employees that are not currently working will be paid up until the April 15 pay period.

If employees are still unable to work past that date the band will meet to discuss what other steps will be taken.

The Sault Saint Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will also keep paying its team members’ wages.

The board says they’ll pay Sault Tribe and Kewadin Casino team members during the crisis by using 5.5 million dollars in their contract support cost settlement fund.

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