COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo January 3, 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:  5751 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:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,513 Total Indeterminate:   1 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.

Notice of 2022 Nooksack Tribal Council Election

Election Board

NOTICE OF ELECTION Primary Election: February 19, 2022 General Election: March 19, 2022 Voting Location and Hours: Mi sq’ eq’ ó Community Building, 2515 Sulwhanon Road, Everson, Washington Polling Hours – Primary Election Polls are open from 9 am – 5 pm. February 17, 18 & 19, 2022 Polling Hours – General Election Polls are open from 9 am – 5 pm. March 17, 18 & 19, 2022 Offices on the Ballot: Tribal Chairman, Tribal Secretary, and Council Positions A and B Absentee Voting: Any eligible voter may vote by Absentee ballot in the Primary and/or the General Elections. Absentee ballots must be requested by the voter from the Election Board. Requests may be made in person at the Election Board office during regular business hours, by telephone at (505) 980-1076, by email at trainey@electionpeople.com or by mail at Nooksack Election Supervisor, Post Office Box 6306, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 87197, beginning December 27, 2021 and ending January 7, 2022. Regardless of the method used to request an Absentee ballot, the requester, must be able to confirm their membership number, date of birth, and official address as confirmed by the Nooksack Tribal Enrollment Department. Candidate Filing: To secure a place onRead More

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo December 17, 2021 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:  5564 Total Positives:      125 Unvaccinated /  33   Vaccinated Active:  5     Recovered: 151   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 25 10-19y: 24               50-59y: 13 20-29y: 20               60-69y: 5 30-39y: 27               70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)   Total Negatives:    5,400 Total Indeterminate:   1 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

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo December 16, 2021 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:  5559 Total Positives:        125 Unvaccinated / 33   Vaccinated Active:  5      Recovered: 151   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 25 10-19y: 24               50-59y: 13 20-29y: 20               60-69y: 5 30-39y: 27               70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,395 Total Indeterminate:   1 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.

Omicron Variant and Recommendation for Boosters: A Letter from the Nooksack Health Officer

Health Center

December 16, 2021 Out of concern about the Omicron variant, the CDC has recommended that everyone 16+ receive a COVID-19 booster dose. Within the last few weeks, the Omicron variant has come to Washington. This variant appears to spread twice as quickly as the Delta variant, which spread too quickly already. It will likely replace Delta in our region very quickly, most likely within a few weeks. Prior COVID infection does not protect well against this strain, and we do not yet know how effective the vaccines will be. This is a serious development. Already St. Joe’s is running over 100% occupancy, which means that both ill people with COVID and ill people from everything else (car crashes, heart attacks) may not be able to get into the hospital. The greatest risk is for the unvaccinated. If you know any one that is not immunized, please ask them to do so now. Anyone ages 5 and older can now get vaccinated. Vaccination protects both the individual and the community. If a high-risk person becomes infected, it is very important that they seek care immediately by calling the clinic or going to urgent care in town after calling. There are infusionsRead More

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo December 15, 2021 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:  5554 Total Positives:        125 Unvaccinated /  32   Vaccinated Active:  4      Recovered: 151   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 25 10-19y: 24               50-59y: 13 20-29y: 20               60-69y: 5 30-39y: 26               70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,365 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  31 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 December 14, 2021 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:  5523 Total Positives:        125 Unvaccinated / 32   Vaccinated Active:  4      Recovered: 151   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 25 10-19y: 24               50-59y: 13 20-29y: 20               60-69y: 5 30-39y: 26               70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,355 Total Indeterminate:   1 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

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo December 13, 2021 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:  5514 Total Positives:        125 Unvaccinated /  30   Vaccinated Active:  5      Recovered: 148   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 25 10-19y: 24               50-59y: 13 20-29y: 20               60-69y: 4 30-39y: 25               70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive:  0 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,346 Total Indeterminate:   1 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

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo December 10, 2021 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:  5502 Total Positives:        125 Unvaccinated /  29   Vaccinated Active:  4      Recovered: 148   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 24 10-19y: 24               50-59y: 13 20-29y: 20               60-69y: 4 30-39y: 25               70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive:  1 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,335 Total Indeterminate:   1 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.

Public Comments on Release of Funds for Mini Homes

Housing

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE FUNDS On or about 12/10/2021 the Nooksack Tribe proposes to request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of federal funds under Indian Housing Block Cares Grant 20BV5310760 CARES funding as amended, and Indian Housing Block American Rescue Plan ACT Grant number: 21AH5310760, to be used for the following project. Public Comments Any interested agencies, groups or persons disagreeing with the decisions are invited to submit email comments to Post Office Box; Deming, WA 98244; mklushkan@nooksack-nsn.gov and to Tom.Carney@hud.gov.  This publication is in response to the COVID19 National Disaster and we are publishing under the Emergency Provision at 24 CFR 58.33 which allows tribes to publish the combined Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of (NOI-RROF) simultaneously with the submission of the RROF to HUD. The funds are needed on an emergency basis due to a declared disaster. All comments received by 12/25/2021 12:01 AM will be considered by the Nooksack Tribe, Malori Klushkan and HUD prior to the release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.  Environmental Certification The Nooksack Tribe certifies to HUD that Ross Cline in his/her capacity asRead More