GRANITE FALLS — Prairie's Edge Casino Resort is closed through March 27 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stating the that "our top priority is the health and well-being of you, our valued guests and team members," Barry Joannides, general manager, announced the closing would begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Prairie’s Edge will re-evaluate the situation on March 27. If it is considered safe to reopen at that time, the casino will do so, but no specific timeline has been determined, stated Joannides in a news release on the closing.

"To try to stop the spread of COVID-19, stringent property-wide cleaning methods have been put in place. Along with enhanced cleaning methods, areas throughout the casino and fesort have already been closed. With all the precautions we have taken, temporarily closing our doors is the best way for us to help stop the spread of COVID-19," stated the general manager.

"Through this time of uncertainty, we would like to thank our valued guests and team members for their understanding and patience. "