Updated: Nooksack Tribal Operations During COVID-19

Administration

Nooksack Tribal Operations During COVID-19

Week of April 4, 2020- April 11, 2020

Our top priority is the health and safety of our tribal elders, our tribal members, our clients and our employees. The Nooksack Tribal Offices will remain closed. Nearly all of our directors and managers are working remotely, and a very small team continues to handle essential business tasks in the office. They are working in the safest way possible and in accordance with the tribal health and local guidelines. We hope to welcome you back at our offices as soon as it is safe to do so.

The Nooksack Tribal Clinic will remain open for urgent care only Mon-Friday 10 am-3 pm. Please call ahead of time to discuss your healthcare needs 360-966-2106. You may also contact the clinic to seek Nooksack Behavioral Health services and Chemical Dependency services. For methadone treatment services please contact Rick George.

Tribal Law Enforcement and the Tribal Gaming Agency will conduct business as usual. During this emergency closure, if you need emergency assistance please do not hesitate to call 911!

The Nooksack Tribal Court will remain closed and all civil matters scheduled for April are continued and will be rescheduled by the Court Clerks once normal court functions have been resorted. All criminal matters scheduled for the month of April are continued tentatively to the normal criminal docket set for May 14, 2020 at 9:30am and for good cause, all speedy trial time frames are extended until further order of the court. Contact the Nooksack Tribal Police Department or the Office of Tribal Attorney for other emergency court matters.

If you are in need for Victims of Crime Services (domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse) please call 911 if your needs are urgent and are an emergency. If you need advocate services, please contact Katrice Rodriguez, Family Services Director.

Nooksack Elders Lunches will continue to be delivered by the Social Services Department (this program is limited, for more information contact Heidi Davis). Social Services programs will continue to provide TANF benefits, food bank, energy assistance, and food vouchers through telephonic appointments only. All payments will be mailed only.