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Corona virus Disease (COVID-19) Many Tribal community events and dinners (including Elder and Youth Activities) are being postponed until further notice to help prevent the potential spread of the virus. Please contact the event or activity coordinator for details. Continue to check this page and the Nisqually Tribe Public Health Facebook page for updates.
N ovember 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Holiday Weekend Info Sheet November 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Incubation Timeline November 18, 2020 - A resolution setting self-quarantine and Return to Work Policy for employees
November 18, 2020 - A resolution directing the Nisqually Public Health Officer and Information Technology Department to collaborate with Tribal Council to disseminate public health information via social media
November 18, 2020 - A resolution for Mandatory Mask-Wearing on the Nisqually Indian Reservation November 13, 2020 - Behavioral Health Program Updated Services/Days/Hours
October 2020 October 23, 2020 - This week, the State of Washington hit 100,000 positive COVID-19 cases.
July 20, 2020 - Telemedicine Instructions for Health Services
June 10, 2020 - Health Medical Clinic Updates: What to expect upon arrival for appointment amidst COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here for full details.
June 8, 2020 - Behavioral Health appointments information: COVID-19 impact, click here for details.
May 29, 2020 - Tribal Council approved two resolutions, # 48 and # 49. Both of these resolutions are part of the Tribe’s phased reopening plan. We are still under our Stay at Home order, but some of the restrictions have been eased.
May 14, 2020 - Nisqually Tribe Health Department offering Patient Messaging coming soon. Click here for details.
May 12, 2020 - The Pandemic Generation: COVID-19 distancing effects on children.
May 7, 2020 - Emergency Care During the COVID19 Public Health Emergency. Click here for information.
May 5, 2020 - T.E.R.O. COVID-19 important visitors announcement. Click here for information.
May 5, 2020 - Stay Home, Stay Healthy and WA state Phased re-opening chart.
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May 1, 2020 - Stay at Home, Stay Safe Orders remain in effect until TBD.
April 20, 2020 - Infodemic alert: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that along with the pandemic of COVID-19, we are experiencing an “infodemic” of misinformation, rumors and myths regarding COVID-19. We know that the information about COVID-19 is changing daily as we learn more about this new virus. Visit the state’s COVID-19 website for up to date and reliable info: http://coronavirus.wa.gov. Click here for more details.
April 17, 2020 - Health Clinic extended weekend hours notice; Saturday and Sunday hours added 10am-2pm. No Walk-Ins. Click for details.
April 16, 2020 - Please call the Health Clinic at 360-459-5312 as NO WALK-INS are being accepted. Click for more information.
April 16, 2020 - Volunteer help needed sewing masks for essential Nisqually employees to wear. Mask kit provided and simple sewing skills needed. Click here to request a kit.
April 14, 2020 - PSE COVID-19: How to apply for energy assistance through Puget Sound Energy (PSE). Click here...
April 13, 2020 - Elders Update: COVID-19 Notice. As of this morning, 10,441 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state of Washington. Click here for more details.
April 10, 2020 - Applying for WA State Apple Health: The COVID-19 special enrollment period is extended through May 8, 2020
April 9, 2020 - No Walk-ins accepted at the Nisqually Health Clinic until further notice. Please call the Health Clinic at 360-459-5312 to be checked in.
April 9, 2020 - Pharmacy Update: The Nisqually Health Pharmacy staff are working In-Clinic on Fridays 1pm-4pm and working offsite other regular business hours until further notice. CHS Eligible Patients that are in need of medication during this time please call 360-491-9770 AND PRESS “0” to speak with a Nisqually Pharmacist.
April 9, 2020 - Behavioral Health Building closed until further notice, Patients are encouraged to call 360-413-2727 for a telephone appointment with a Chemical Dependency Counselor.
April 8, 2020 - Individual Economic Impact Payments: On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law. In order to help stimulate the U.S. economy, Congress included measures to provide direct cash payments to U.S. residents. By the end of April, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is set to begin the disbursement of payments. Click for more information...
April 3, 2020 - Elders Center Senior Meals Delivery notice
March 27, 2020 - Housing Public Notice: COVID-19
March 27, 2020 - The Nisqually Health Department is implementing telemedicine video conference calls and/or telephone calls. Click for details...
March 24, 2020 - Stay at Home Order Summary
March 24, 2020 - Nisqually Tribe Public Health Officer: Stay at Home Order
March 24, 2020 - Resolution: Approving Stay at Home Order
March 24. 2020 - Resolution: Closing the Nisqually Indian Reservation
March 19, 2020 - Health Business Office and CHS COVID-19 Update
March 18, 2020 - Dental notice in response to COVID-19
March 18, 2020 - Early/Head Start follows Yelm School District. The program is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Virus. Please practice all recommended safety measures during this time.
March 17, 2020 - Nisqually Tribal Health Center COVID-19 Step by Step Guide
March 17, 2020 - Nisqually Tribal Court Emergency Standing Order
March 17, 2020 - The Tribal Library is closed until further notice
March 16, 2020 - SPIPA administration and all TANF sites implemented preventative measures by limiting direct contact with clients. All client service request information will be completed by telephone or email, scanned to SPIPA fiscal with checks and/or purchase orders mailed to recipient (s). Flyers will be posted and staff will come in to process client needs on an as needed basis.
March 5, 2020 - All Elders Activities Cancelled
Tribal Members Only Announcements (requires password)
March 24. 2020 - Resolution: Extending the Duration of the State of Emergency
March 24. 2020 - Amended Proclamation: State of Emergency
Pictured (left to right): Jackie Whittington, Willie Frank III, Antonette Squally, Ken Choke, David Iyall, Brian McCloud
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Information and Links
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) fact sheet
What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Health Clinic Information and Tips
Emergency Pharmacy Services
Help stop the spread of viruses (like the coronavirus) flyer
Stop Viruses flyer
Urgent Care Patient Referrals
What to do to help prevent getting COVID-19?
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