COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 18, 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:  6,219 Total Positives:      165 Unvaccinated / 181 Vaccinated Active:  34   Recovered: 310   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 76                    40-49y: 56 10-19y: 58               50-59y: 28 20-29y: 50               60-69y: 10 30-39y: 63               70-79y: 5 Total Presumptive:  2 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,829 Total Indeterminate:   4 Total Pending results:  40 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

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 14, 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:  6,179 Total Positives:      165 Unvaccinated / 165 Vaccinated Active:  17   Recovered: 311   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 74                    40-49y: 53 10-19y: 56               50-59y: 25 20-29y: 47               60-69y: 10 30-39y: 61               70-79y: 4 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,805 Total Indeterminate:   4 Total Pending results:  40 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

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 13, 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:  6,139 Total Positives:      165 Unvaccinated / 164  Vaccinated Active:  28   Recovered: 299   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 74                    40-49y: 53 10-19y: 56               50-59y: 25 20-29y: 47               60-69y: 10 30-39y: 60               70-79y: 4 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,745 Total Indeterminate:   4 Total Pending results:  61 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

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 12, 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:  6,122 Total Positives:      152 Unvaccinated / 133  Vaccinated Active:  16   Recovered: 267   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 64                    40-49y: 48 10-19y: 47               50-59y: 22 20-29y: 41               60-69y: 8 30-39y: 51               70-79y: 4 Total Presumptive:  3 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,740 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  126 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.

Effective Immediately: Tribal Government Operating on Essential Services

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Effective Immediately: January 12, 2022 Effective immediately, the Nooksack Tribal Government will be operating on essential staff and services due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases in the Nooksack community. During this shut-down the Nooksack Tribal Government will be operating with a limited staff to help mitigate the further spread of COVID and keep our community safe. Our Tribal Council, Pandemic Response Team, General Manager, and Health Officer all agree that this is the best thing we can do for our staff and our community. The method of service delivery by the tribal administration, all tribal departments, tribal health center, and tribal court will change. Many of our staff will be working remotely. The Tribe will operate with only essential staff and hazardous response staff to provide vital government services, such as food services, court services, public safety, and medical care. What Does Essential Government Services Mean? All departments will have staff answering phones during normal business hours.Offices will be closed to in-person visits.All department directors will be available to address program needs.Head Start and Nooksack Youth Department will be operating programs remotely.The Health Clinic and dental office will have staff answering phones.COVID Testing will remain open. Hours willRead More

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 11, 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:  6,114 Total Positives:        152 Unvaccinated / 133  Vaccinated Active:  24    Recovered: 259   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 64                    40-49y: 48 10-19y: 47               50-59y: 22 20-29y: 41               60-69y: 8 30-39y: 51               70-79y: 4 Total Presumptive:  3 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,740 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  88 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

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 10, 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:  6,084 Total Positives:        152 Unvaccinated / 132  Vaccinated Active:  23    Recovered: 259   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 64                    40-49y: 48 10-19y: 47               50-59y: 22 20-29y: 41               60-69y: 8 30-39y: 50               70-79y: 4 Total Presumptive:  3 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,741 Total Indeterminate:   1 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

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 7, 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:  6,026 Total Positives:      141 Unvaccinated / 102   Vaccinated Active:  12   Recovered: 229   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 52                    40-49y: 42 10-19y: 41               50-59y: 22 20-29y: 34               60-69y: 8 30-39y: 41               70-79y: 3 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,630 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  152 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.

Nooksack Indian Tribe Satisfies Loan on Nooksack River Casino Property

Tribal Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2022 After nearly six years of negotiation, the Nooksack Indian Tribe has satisfied the loan secured by the Nooksack River Casino property in Deming, Washington. This frees the property to be developed for governmental programs or for economic development.   After years of dispute with the lenders, which prompted the 2015 closure of the River Casino, the Tribe has satisfied the loan and is now in a position to move forward with future plans for the property. The Nooksack Tribal Council has been considering plans for a new justice center that would house programs that focus on law enforcement, the Nooksack Tribal Court, and other justice-related services. Another option it may consider is some type of economic development to take advantage of the property’s prime retail location.      Chairman Cline remarked: “The Nooksack Tribal Council is pleased to inform the community that the former Nooksack River Casino Property is now free for future development. In the near future, we will consider plans to develop the property in the way that maximizes its unique value and best serves the needs of the Tribe.”

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 4, 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:  5874 Total Positives:      138 Unvaccinated / 89   Vaccinated Active:  9     Recovered: 216   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 52                    40-49y: 38 10-19y: 36               50-59y: 20 20-29y: 32               60-69y: 7 30-39y: 39               70-79y: 3 Total Presumptive:  3 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,523 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  123 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.