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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
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. Continue to check this page for updates.
Pictured (left to right): Jackie Whittington, Willie Frank III, Antonette Squally, Ken Choke, David Iyall, Brian McCloud
June 12, 2020 - Notice of Request for Community Input HUD ICDBG-CARES Proposal
June 10, 2020 - Health Medical Clinic Updates: What to expect upon arrival for appointment amidst COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here for full 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 27, 2020 - Drive up testing will be available Thursday, May 28th, for established Nisqually Tribal Health Clinic patients who live on the Nisqually Reservation or are a Nisqually Tribal Member with these symptoms (see attached flyer).
April 30, 2020 - All Tribal and Health Department offices (including the Medical and Dental Clinics and the Pharmacy) will be CLOSED Friday May 8th, 2020 in observance of the National Indian Day Holiday. We will resume normal weekend clinic hours on Saturday May 9th at 10:00 am. Click here for details.
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 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 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...
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 Court Emergency Standing Order
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)
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Information and Links
Health Clinic Information and Tips