Situation Report Week of June 30 – July 6


Nooksack Tribe’s Notable COVID-19 Response Accomplishments June 30 – July 6

  • The Nooksack Pandemic Response Team outlines specific qualifications for what would trigger a Tribal governmental closure in the months to come. Qualifiers include specific Whatcom case rates, area tribe outbreaks, and number of cases within the Nooksack Tribe.
  • NPRT continues to source needed medical supplies for the Nooksack Clinic using available COVID-19 grants and resources, including gowns, face shields, gloves, and thermometers.
  • Mail-in testing is now available in Whatcom County, which should increase testing availability.
  • Gov. Inslee extends requirement for businesses to require mask use for staff and customers starting 7/7/20. The NPRT works to make sure Nooksack enterprises have all the supplies they need, including masks for staff and customers, sanitizer, and COVID-19 signage reminders.
  • Nooksck IT is working with providers to hopefully bring WiFi to the community buildings at Tribal housing sites. Wifi is important for accessing learning, health, and emergency information.
  • NPRT and Tribal Health Officer work with youth and education programs to prototype what safe childcare and youth programing might look like to keep children engaged during the summer.
  • Nooksack program directors rally to write encouraging postcards to mail to Nooksack youth.
  • Nooksack to report on routine CARES Act funds allocation to measure compliance with grant.

Read the full document here.

Please find all documents on our COVID-19 page.