CHEROKEE, NC (WSPA) – The Harrah’s Cherokee casinos in western North Carolina will close for two weeks beginning Wednesday morning.

The Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee and the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River casino in Murphy will both close at 6:00am on Wednesday, March 18.

There are no reports of any cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at either casino and the closure is a precautionary measure only, the company said.

During the closure, the company said all employees will receive two weeks of pay and benefits will not be interrupted.

Caesars Entertainment has also implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing at their facilities, including the two Harrah’s Cherokee properties, the company said.