FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COVID-19 UPDATES FOR WILD HORSE PASS VISITORS
PHOENIX, AZ- May 8, 2020 - As a resource for visitors of the WIld Horse Pass Destination, Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) is committed to ensuring that we provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding public health conditions at the various managed businesses within our Destination.
Below, you’ll find a list of all of the businesses within the Wild Horse Pass Destination that have announced plans for reopening. This list is not comprehensive and will be updated periodically. Please visit each business’s website for further information on their COVID-19 response efforts and updated hours of operations.
WILD HORSE PASS - WHPDA MANAGED BUSINESSES WITHIN THE DESTINATION
In accordance with CDC guidelines, WHPDA has decided to limit operations within the following businesses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Rawhide Western Town & Event Center (Ceased all non-essential operations) — Website
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Temporarily Closed) — Website
We are also closely following the executive orders released by Gila River Indian Community Governor Stephen Roe Lewis, suspending all public gatherings of 10 people or more within the Community, as well as federal recommendations to avoid discretionary travel and social visits.
We appreciate your patience during this challenging time. We ask you to continue to do your best to keep yourself and others healthy. We will do the same.
Aji Spa (Temporarily Closed)
Radford Racing School (Temporarily Closed)
Gila River Hotels & Casinos (Temporarily Closed)
Huhugam Heritage Center (Temporarily Closed)
KOLI Equestrian Center (Limited Operations)
Rawhide Western Town & Event Center (Ceased all non-essential operations)
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass (Still open - updated cancellation policy)
Whirlwind Golf Club (Still Open)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Temporarily Closed)
We continue to encourage visitors, employees, and Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) members to follow the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other supporting public health authorities provided below. If considering travel to the Wild Horse Pass Destination or to the Gila River Indian Reservation in the near future, please use these guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as the resources listed in the “Additional Resources” section to help guide your decision.
We strongly urge all visitors to follow these guidelines as well:
- Clean your hands often
- Avoid close contact with others
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Wear a facemask if you are sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Gila River Health Care: Coronavirus Resource Center
Arizona Department of Health Services (AzDHS)
Arizona Department of Health Services - How to Wash Your Hands
White House Coronavirus Guidelines for America
ABOUT WILD HORSE PASS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (WHPDA)
The Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) is the Gila River Indian Community’s entity responsible for developing the Wild Horse Pass Development Area, a 3,300-acre master planned commercial development zone and the Community’s premiere tourist destination. The Wild Horse Pass Destination includes: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Hotels & Casinos- Wild Horse Pass, Whirlwind Golf Club, Aji Spa, Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, Phoenix Premium Outlets, KOLI Equestrian Center, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Radford Racing School, and Huhugam Heritage Center.