Tribal Leaders today announced that the Pechanga Resort Casino would be temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure will be effective Monday, March 16 at 12 p.m. through the end of March. Pechanga Team Members will receive their base pay and benefits during this temporary closure. Agency has assisted with in-language announcements to the Asian Medias, as well as announcement of all the March & April Asian concerts postponement.Amid coronavirus concerns, resort officials ensured food on-hand did not go to waste. Dozens of giant pallets with 25-pound bags of onions, carrots and celery; fresh ripe strawberries and blackberries; and thousands of pounds of cantaloupes and honeydew melons, ten thousand dollars in milk (461 gallons) and dairy products alone — all of this and a lot more food items totaled about $100,000 were donated to the three charities that support disadvantaged and homeless people in the region.