Press Release

Release Date: April 28, 2020

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today announced that Chickasaw Nation businesses, historic sites and offices already closed to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 will remain closed through May 15.

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

Governor Anoatubby stated, “Health professionals advise that recent measures enacted to help mitigate the spread of the virus are beginning to work because of widespread participation. From health care workers and others working on the front lines of this pandemic to those who are staying home, we must all work together to continue this progress.

“Health professionals also advise to take a cautious approach toward reopening in order to preserve recent gains and prevent a resurgence in new cases.

"Therefore, our leadership team continues to monitor the data on an ongoing basis as we work to develop a comprehensive plan for a phased reopening of our operations while being mindful of protecting public health.”