Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Addresses COVID-19 Virus—Fort McDowell Casino and We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center Puts Precautionary Measures in Place

Bernadine Burnette, President

With a focus on keeping a safe environment for its guests and employees, We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is implementing a series of additional cleaning and hygiene procedures in response to the COVID-19 virus.

Bernadine Burnette, Tribal Council President of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, stressed that the well-being of everyone who visits the property is of the utmost importance.

“The continued safety of our customers and our entire team is our highest priority,” she said.

To that end, Fort McDowell has enacted:

– Increased cleaning and sanitizing procedures across all high-volume touch points

– Availability of sanitizing materials for public use

– Communication to staff members on recommended methods to reduce the likelihood of infection

“We will closely follow the situation and take further precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” she said.

Burnette advises everyone to keep up to date with the health notices provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at

About the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation: The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is an 879-member Native American tribe that calls Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. Located to the northeast of Phoenix within Maricopa County, Arizona, the 40-square-mile reservation is a small part of the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai people, who hunted and gathered food in a vast area of Arizona’s desert lowland and mountainous Mogollon Rim country.

The We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is located at 10438 We-Ko-Pa Way, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264.