Pearl River Confirms Need To Furlough Staff

Pearl River Resort, owned and run by the Choctaw Indian Mississippi Band, has reported that some workers will have to be furloughed as the ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to impact the company.

The firm said that steps need to be taken to ensure the Resort’s financial stability and, after due thought, the facility would place most of its associates on temporary unpaid furlough, which would be effective last weekend. Despite the closure a minimum necessary staff will remain on salary.

Sonny Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl River Resort said: “Even in the midst of a world health pandemic that has affected the inability to have full business operations, we are grateful that we were able to pay three pay dates since closing on March 19.

“We are focused on protecting the Tribe and Resort and look forward to the day that the health risk is cleared and our dedicated associates welcome our guests back to the Resort.”

To aid through this period, the Resort offers services to help clients understand the changes and take advantage of the assistance available under the new CARES Act, which seeks to provide additional financial support for the majority of furloughed members. The resort will continue to provide the impacted staff with health benefits.