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:
- Prevent the spread of disease in our community
- Protect the safety of and provide the health and wellness of all community members and staff
- Provide timely, complete and accurate guidance to Tribal community members on the incident, response, disease, prevention, and when to seek medical care
- 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.
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