How Do We Reduce Harm During Flooding?

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With flood recovery efforts estimated as high as $50 million and nearly 1,900 structures reported damaged, many families and businesses are displaced and recovering from the devastating flooding events across Whatcom County in November. Individuals impacted by the flood are calling for solutions to prevent the next disaster. The quick-fix solution at the tip of many tongues? Dredging the Nooksack River. Proponents of dredging suggest removal of sand, sediment, and gravel with the intention of deepening river channels and increasing water capacity during high flow events. Mountainous watersheds, like those that drain the volcanoes of the North Cascades, are naturally sediment-rich systems, especially as glaciers are receding and major flooding events are becoming more common. “The Nooksack River is the second largest contributor of sediment to the Puget Sound Basin,” said Mike Maudlin, Nooksack’s Forest and Fish Specialist/Restoration Geomorphologist. “It contributes nearly 1.5 million tons of sediment per year, which is over 20% of the total load to the basin.” Due to climate change, melting glaciers expose more ground to erosion, he explained, and warmer winter weather means more precipitation falling as rain rather than snow, further increasing flooding and erosion. It is estimated that this latest flood may haveRead More

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

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COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo February 2, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,368 Total Positives:        180 Unvaccinated / 231 Vaccinated Active:  29    Recovered: 380   Unrecovered: 4 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 84                    40-49y: 60 10-19y: 74               50-59y: 34 20-29y: 63               60-69y: 13 30-39y: 76               70-79y: 7 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,940 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  10 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

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COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo February 1, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,359 Total Positives:        179 Unvaccinated / 229 Vaccinated Active:  27    Recovered: 379   Unrecovered: 4 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 84                    40-49y: 60 10-19y: 73               50-59y: 34 20-29y: 62               60-69y: 12 30-39y: 76               70-79y: 7 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,935 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  8 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

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COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 31, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,351 Total Positives:      177 Unvaccinated / 225 Vaccinated Active:  24   Recovered: 376   Unrecovered: 4 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 82                    40-49y: 60 10-19y: 71               50-59y: 34 20-29y: 61               60-69y: 12 30-39y: 75               70-79y: 7 Total Presumptive:  1 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,930 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  12 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

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COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 28, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,339 Total Positives:      177 Unvaccinated / 222 Vaccinated Active:  32   Recovered: 365   Unrecovered: 4 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 82                    40-49y: 60 10-19y: 70               50-59y: 34 20-29y: 61               60-69y: 10 30-39y: 75               70-79y: 7 Total Presumptive:  1 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,929 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  4 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

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COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 27, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,335 Total Positives:      178 Unvaccinated / 218 Vaccinated Active:  36   Recovered: 358   Unrecovered: 4 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 81                    40-49y: 60 10-19y: 70               50-59y: 34 20-29y: 59               60-69y: 10 30-39y: 75               70-79y: 7 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,927 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  5 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

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COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 26, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,330 Total Positives:      173 Unvaccinated / 214 Vaccinated Active:  31   Recovered: 354   Unrecovered: 4 (includes those also tested outside of the Clinic) POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 79                    40-49y: 60 10-19y: 67               50-59y: 34 20-29y: 58               60-69y: 10 30-39y: 72               70-79y: 7 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,904 Total Indeterminate:   7 Total Pending results:  32 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

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COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 25, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,322 Total Positives:      170 Unvaccinated / 206 Vaccinated Active:  30   Recovered: 344   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 79                    40-49y: 60 10-19y: 64               50-59y: 34 20-29y: 53               60-69y: 10 30-39y: 70               70-79y: 6 Total Presumptive:  1 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,882 Total Indeterminate:   6 Total Pending results:  58 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

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COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 24, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,298 Total Positives:      170 Unvaccinated / 206 Vaccinated Active:  30   Recovered: 344   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 79                    40-49y: 60 10-19y: 64               50-59y: 34 20-29y: 53               60-69y: 10 30-39y: 70               70-79y: 6 Total Presumptive:  1 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,882 Total Indeterminate:   6 Total Pending results:  34 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

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COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 20, 2022 To the Nooksack Tribal Community: Our dedicated Medical team works closely with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Frank James, to ensure we are taking the proper steps to safeguard our community members.  We recommend self-quarantine as being the best option to limit everyone’s exposure to this illness, however, we are prepared to offer testing to our members who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms. Total tests collected by the Nooksack Health Clinic:  6,264 Total Positives:      168 Unvaccinated / 198 Vaccinated Active:  37   Recovered: 327   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 77                    40-49y: 59 10-19y: 61               50-59y: 33 20-29y: 53               60-69y: 10 30-39y: 67               70-79y: 6 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,862 Total Indeterminate:   6 Total Pending results:  30 If you have any questions, or think you may have been exposed, please contact our Health Clinic providers at 360-966-2106 before coming to the clinic. Read more on our COVID-19 page here.