Shelter In Place Order Effective: December 9, 2020 Until Further Notice

Tribal Council

SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER SUMMARY

Effective: December 9, 2020 until further notice

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Effective immediately on December 9, 2020, the Nooksack Indian Tribe is mandating that all residents shelter in place, which will remain in effect until further notice. This is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means that all residents residing on Nooksack Tribal land are required to stay in their homes at all times, unless for essential activities (outlined below). All residents are restricted from gatherings of people that do not normally live together.

WHERE DOES THIS APPLY?

Nooksack Indian Tribe Reservation and all lands held in trust for the Nooksack Indian Tribe (regardless of their location).

ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES

(maintaining 6-foot distance from other people): 

  • Fishing and hunting (with only household members)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Medical care/ pharmacy
  • Banking
  • Care for a sick and/or elder member
  • Get gas
  • Outdoor activities (with only household members) (avoid playgrounds and other populated areas)

TRIBAL GOVERNMENT:

The government is operating with very limited staff (many telecommuting) in order to provide vital governmental services, such as, food, public safety and medical care.

CLINIC/MEDICATIONS:

Contact the clinic with regard to your medications and clinic hours. If you need medical attention, call the clinic first. If you need urgent medical attention, call 9-1-1.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:

BH is available via telephonic or virtual appointments. Please call to set-up an appointment.

TRIBAL BUSINESSES:

The Market Center is open. The Northwood Casino is open.

HOMELESSNESS:

People experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to find shelter.

CONTACT:

Please visit the Tribe’s website or Facebook page often. We will continue to provide more information as it becomes available.