Press Release

Release Date: April 09, 2020

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today announced that Chickasaw Nation businesses and offices currently closed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will remain closed through April 30.

Chickasaw Travel Stops (CTS) locations will remain open as a public service. A complete list of closures and cancellations is available at

Governor Anoatubby stated, “We commend those who are helping slow the spread of this pandemic by staying home and practicing social distancing.

“We are extending these measures on the advice of health professionals who believe current social distancing measures are beginning to help slow the spread of the virus.

“Health professionals studying the pandemic closely stress that continued commitment to social distancing practices is our best tool to minimize the spread of this virus.

“Defending our family, friends and community is a powerful incentive for each of us to honor our personal responsibility as we fight this global pandemic in our local communities.

“Doctors and nurses, maintenance, administration and support staff on the front lines of this battle deserve our support and appreciation.

“Chickasaws, Oklahomans and Americans have a record of facing new challenges directly and overcoming adversities together.

“Together, as a community, we will work through this, helping each other just as we have always done.”