The Absentee Shawnee Tribe has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation in conjunction with the Emergency Management Department and Health Systems. We have recently enacted additional procedures to safeguard the health and safety of our tribal members, staff and community.
The Absentee Shawnee Campus will remain closed to visitors through April 3rd to comply with recommendations from the CDC in limiting exposure risks to tribal members and staff. We will continue to have essential departments working remotely to ensure major operations of the tribe are not impaired during this time. If you need additional information regarding COVID-19 please call 405.695.1787.
We know that many of our elders depend on the meal service from Title VI and these services will continue to be provided. More information will be sent out regarding this soon.
We will continue to monitor and adjust these procedures as the situation evolves. We take the health and safety of our tribal members, employees, and community of the utmost importance and appreciate your understanding during this time.
After further review of the CDC guidelines for the COVID-19, the Executive Committee has decided to keep the complex closed the remainder of the week. I highly recommend for all employees to please remain indoors and take all necessary precautions during this time. The EC is evaluating the situation on a daily basis so any new updates will be sent out as they come in. A new update for next week’s work schedule will be sent out on Friday, March 20, 2020.
Dear Valued Patron,
To protect the health and safety of our players, team members, and the community, Thunderbird Casinos in Norman and Shawnee will temporarily close effective March 17th at 12:00am to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
With the casino closed, all events and promotions are postponed until further notice. We plan to reopen on Wednesday, April 1st 2020.
We will provide updates on any changes in our operations status at playthunderbird.com, via email, and on our Facebook page (https://link.zixcentral.com/u/bb30308b/qrWLntZn6hGLbNsgg-oQLQ?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FThunderbirdCasino%2F)
Thank you for being a valued player and we appreciated you for understanding.
For more information from health officials regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at cdc.gov.
Thunderbird Entertainment Centers
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe (AST) is taking the COVID-19 public health crisis extremely seriously. We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to monitor the changing situation. At this time, there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 within the AST system - tribal government or enterprises. The AST Executive Committee is dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of our employees and will take each day on a case-by-case basis.
In order to protect our employees and tribal members, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe will close tribal offices for the next 48 hours, as we continue to assess the local environment and ever changing local threat . The AST health clinics will remain open and operational with further information and direction from Mr. Rogers.
For additional COVID-19 information here are a few numbers and links:
AST COVID-19 Information line: 405.695.1787
Oklahoma COVID-19 call center: 877.215.8336
We will be Live streaming on Facebook this evening the Community Engagement and Vision Casting Reception at 5:00 pm. Look for us on the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Facebook page.
With the predicted Winter weather coming in and the safety of each employee and Tribal Member, Governor Johnson has decided to close the complex for Wednesday February 5, 2020. Also you may check the Channel 4 news app for more closure information.
Instructions to receive the 2019 Christmas cards
These instructions are for the adult cards and children’s Wal-Mart cards. Cards are not
automatically mailed out. We must ensure the CDIB is updated before receiving a card.
Last day to request card is January 31, 2020. Card requests are mailed out every Thursday. Email
request to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Fax request to: 405.395.0534
Request must include:
o Copy of updated CDIB card
o Mailing address
o Phone number
o “Please mail the 2019 Christmas card” - Must notate it’s for the adult 2019 Christmas or
children’s Wal-Mart card.
You can still come to the AST Finance department and pick up the card in person:
- Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm.
- Tribal Complex will be closed January 1, 2020 and January 20, 2020
- The adult member must be present
- The children members do not need to be present, only the parent does
- Must bring members updated CDIB
- Outdated CDIBs will not be accepted so please call Enrollment first for instructions on updating
- You cannot pick up an adult card for another adult
If you have any further questions, please contact the AST Finance Department.