COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo

Health Center

COVID-19 Daily Public Health Memo December 9, 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:  5490 Total Positives:        125 Unvaccinated /  28   Vaccinated Active:  4      Recovered: 147   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 23 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:      5,317 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  19 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 8, 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:  5476 Total Positives:        125 Unvaccinated /  28   Vaccinated Active:  5      Recovered: 146   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 23 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:      5,311 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  11 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 7, 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:  5465 Total Positives:        125 Unvaccinated / 27   Vaccinated Active:  5      Recovered: 145   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 22 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:      5,282 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  27 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 6, 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:  5458 Total Positives:        125 Unvaccinated /  27   Vaccinated Active:  5      Recovered: 145   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 42                    40-49y: 22 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:      5,282 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  20 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 3, 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:  5438 Total Positives:        124 Unvaccinated / 27   Vaccinated Active:  8      Recovered: 141   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 41                    40-49y: 22 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:      5,275 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  11 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 2, 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:  5427 Total Positives:        124 Unvaccinated / 26   Vaccinated Active:  7      Recovered: 141   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 41                    40-49y: 21 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:      5,259 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  17 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 1, 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:  5412 Total Positives:        124 Unvaccinated / 26  Vaccinated Active:  7      Recovered: 141   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 41                    40-49y: 21 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:      5,247 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  14 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 November 30, 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:  5398 Total Positives:        124 Unvaccinated / 23 Vaccinated Active:  4      Recovered: 141   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 41                    40-49y: 21 10-19y: 24               50-59y: 12 20-29y: 19               60-69y: 3 30-39y: 25               70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive:  3 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,213 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  37 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 November 29, 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:  5368 Total Positives:        124 Unvaccinated / 23 Vaccinated Active:  9      Recovered: 136   Unrecovered: 2 POSITIVE CASES BY AGE: 0-9y: 41                    40-49y: 21 10-19y: 24               50-59y: 12 20-29y: 19               60-69y: 3 30-39y: 25               70-79y: 2 Total Presumptive:  2 (Rapid test, included in pending results)  Total Negatives:      5,193 Total Indeterminate:   1 Total Pending results:  27 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.

Flood Impacts on Salmon, Cultural Resources

Natural Resources

Flooding is a natural process and important for salmon habitat formation. Historically, abundant salmon and diverse habitat provided natural resilience to flooding, but the legacy and ongoing impacts to salmon habitats have left them much more vulnerable to extreme events. Given the fragile status of our salmon populations, the Tribe’s Natural & Cultural Resources Department is concerned about the impacts of the recent, historic flood event. High river flows risk washing out salmon eggs and displacing rearing juveniles, unless they are able to access slow-moving water. Depending on how the flood waters recede, fish can also get stranded on the floodplain. Additionally, emergency response to protect people and property after major flooding can include rapid installation of riprap and bulldozer construction, which can often damage salmon habitat. If that wasn’t enough, flooding creates a toxic slurry of contamination, introducing chemicals, gasoline, oil, paint, manure lagoon storage, and more into the river. “After all the restoration work the Tribe has done, it feels like two steps forward, and ten steps back,” says Natural & Cultural Resource Director George Swanaset, Jr. days after the November flood. The flood appears to be one of the top flood events on record for the NorthRead More