Situation Report Week of April 21 – April 27


Like much of Whatcom County, the Nooksack Indian Tribe is currently responding to the outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus in Washington State. The Nooksack Tribe has been preparing for this response and has developed a Nooksack Pandemic Response Team to keep abreast of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the Nooksack Indian Tribal Community.

Nooksack Pandemic Response Team Main Objectives:

  1. Prevent the spread of disease in our community
  2. Protect the safety of and provide the health and wellness of all community members and staff
  3. Provide timely, complete and accurate guidance to Tribal community members on the incident, response, disease, prevention, and when to seek medical care
  4. Continuing to provide essential community support services

Nooksack Tribe’s Notable COVID-19 Response Accomplishments Week April 20-April 27

  • Nooksack Health Clinic promotes testing for all Essential Workers in the Nooksack community
  • Conversations continue about how to safely reopen the Tribal government to community services when the time comes, including ordering ample sanitation supplies.
  • Social Services coordinates with Muckleshoot Tribes for additional frozen food donations.

By the Numbers April 21 – April 27

  • 163 Tribal members receive smoked salmon and shrimp from the event the Natural Resources Department hosted April 23, 2020
  • 89 Tribally-made masks are mailed, serving 33 Nooksack families
  • 80 lunches are delivered to eligible recipients
  • 5 iPads are purchased to assist the Tribal community with the Health Clinic’s new telemedicine services

Important Dates Please find all documents on our COVID-19 page.

Read the full document here.