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March 25, 2020

The Arizona State Lab has confirmed the first positive cases of COVID-19 in La Paz County. Please see press release below. The Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Emergency Response team had been enacted for emergency preparedness and now has activated the Incident Command Team and is working in conjunction with the various local, state and federal agencies in response to the COVID-19 contagion. Further information will be released.




March 25, 2020

UPDATE: APPROVAL OF LIMITED STAFFING DUE TO COVID-19






March 26, 2020
UPDATE ON REDUCED OFFICE HOURS FOR CRIT DEPARTMENTS,
PROGRAMS AND ENTERPRISES

CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE (CDO)

Effective Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 10, 2020, the CDO staff will be available via emails only at careerdevelopment@crit-nsn.gov .

CDO will be monitoring and checking telephone calls and responding to emails sent to the Career Development email account. Please stay in contact in that manner or clal and leave a message on our office phone at (928) 669-5548, and staff will get back to you.

Higher Education, Adult Vocational Training,  Student Services and Computer Program applications are available on the CRIT website at crit-nsn.gov, click on Tribal Departments and tap onto Career Development. From that point you will be able to download and copy the listed applications.These applications cam be emailed, mailed or faxed to the CDO at the email address and telephone/fax numbers provided. Remember to sign in all the appropriate areas, date and provide a valid telephone number along with any justification if needed.

If you have any questions, we will get back with yo to help you through the process. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this process has been established to ensure the safety and health of our staff and the general public.

Email:
careerdevelopment@crit-nsn.gov
Telephone:
(928) 669-5548
Fax:
(928) 669-5570
Mailing Address:

26600 Mohave Road
Parker, AZ 85344


  DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND FINANCE

Effective March 24, 2020, the CRIT Department of Revenue and Finance has temporarily changed hours of operations per Tribal Council action to ensure the safety of its employees and the general public.

The department will continue to operate closed to the public with limited on-site working hours. Staff will be on-site Monday and Thursays only; however, you may still reach the department via telephone and email  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am-3:00pm. Appointments can be made if you need assistance with TR-1 Tax Return Forms or Business License Applications.

The Department has also placed a secure mail drop box outside the office doors to continue to receive all correspondence including Form TR-1 Tax Returns, Form BA-1 Application for Business License and payments. All Form TR-1 Tax Returns received via mail will be honored by the postmark date on the envelope.

There will be no issuance of business licenses for road-side vendors or peddler businesses with no established place of business.

Drop Box Location:
1000 W. Agency Road, Suite A, Parker, Arizona 85344
Email:
taxinfo@crit-nsn.gov
Phone:
(928) 575-1529 or (928) 575-1520
Fax:  (928) 575-1540

The department's forms are available on the tribe's website under "Revenue (Tax Department)"  at https://www.crit-nsn.gov/Revenue&Finance/  or by request, can be emailed, faxed or mailed.

Thank you for you understanding during this critical time of health and safety.


  HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Colorado River Indian Tribes and CRIT Housing Improvement Program (HIP) take the health and safety of the public and staff seriously. 

The HIP office will be open to the public by appointment only. HIP will be accepting calls at (928) 669-6738 and dispatching during regular business hours from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday- Friday.

HIP will be performing “Emergency repairs” only. Emergencies will be considered as:

Gas leaks or smell of gas, no electricity, pipe burst-flooding, HVAC not working, and sewage line blockage
 

For after hours and weekend emergencies, please call CRIT P.D. at (928) 669-1277.


  CRIT LIBRARY/ARCHIVES

The CRIT Library/Archives will be closed as of March 25, 2020 and will be tentatively open for limited services on April 13, 2020. This decision was made by the Tribal Council and the Library to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, staff and community. The closure will include Saturdays with no WiFi available. If you wish to contacat the Library, you may call
(928) 669-1333 or 669-1285, staff is on a rotation basis. You may also contact the Director at (928) 575-3266.

Please check our Facebook, Twitter and website www.critlibraryarchive.com for updates.

We urge the community to be SAFE, HEALTH AND STAY HOME.


  KOFA INN

Effective Sunday, March 29, 2020, the Kofa Inn will be closed due tot he COVID-19 virus outbreak to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, staff, elders and community. The Kofa Inn will re-open to the public on April 13, 2020, pending COVID-19 updates and direction at that time.

For more information, please call our office at (928) 669-2101.


  BLUEWATER RESORT & CASINO

(Parker, AZ) The Colorado River Indian Tribes is temporarily closing the BlueWater Resort & Casino as part of its efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.(Parker, AZ) The Colorado River Indian Tribes is temporarily closing the BlueWater Resort & Casino as part of its efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

While there have been no documented cases of Coronavirus at the BlueWater, these measures are being taken in an abundance of caution. The theater will close this evening. Gaming at the casino will cease at 3am Friday March 20th. The entire facility will close at 8am Friday.

These are temporary closures. The facility is expected to re-open in two weeks or when it is determined safe to do so.

Other Tribal enterprises remain open under new safety measures that were implemented this week, but that is subject to change. Please continue to look for updates on any changes to operation and hours for Tribal enterprises.

The Tribal Council declared a State of Emergency on Friday, March 13th in response to this health crisis.


March 23, 2020

CRIT PASSES RESOLUTION REQUIRING BUSINESSES WITHIN THE RESERVATION BOUNDARIES TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

On March 19, 2020 CRIT has passed a Resolution to require businesses within the Exterior Boundaries of the Reservation to take extra precautions during the Coronavirus outbreak... (Clink to link).


March 19, 2020

TRIBAL OFFICES TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE

(Parker, AZ) CRIT Tribal offices have been closed to the public all week and will remain so today. Tribal offices will close outright tomorrow (Friday March 20th) to give employees time to get their homes in order and take care of personal needs as this health crisis persists.

Tribal enterprises will remain open under new safety measures that were implemented this week. Please continue to look for updates on any changes to operation and hours for Tribal enterprises.

 The Colorado River Indian Tribes intends to re-open Tribal offices Monday (March 23, 2020) both to employees and to the public under new safety protocols.

All these measures are pending any new health directives from federal or state governments.

The Tribal Council declared a State of Emergency on Friday, March 13th in response to this health crisis.



March 16, 2020

Public Access To Tribal Offices Temporarily Limited

(Parker, AZ) Effective immediately the Colorado River Indian Tribes is temporarily closing access to the public at all Tribal government offices for the next 3 days. This three day period will allow our departments to take any necessary steps to sanitize public areas and put into effect guidelines for each department regarding public access. 

The CRIT Tribal Council plans to send an update before the close of business Thursday updating the community on further steps in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.

The CRIT Tribal Council plans to send an update before the close of business Thursday updating the community on further steps in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.

Tribal enterprises currently will remain open but, meetings are being held with all enterprise managers to review what steps are being taken to minimize any risks associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its spread.

The Tribal Council declared a State of Emergency on Friday, March 13th in response to this health crisis.

The additional steps taken by the Tribes are as follows:

  1. A Tribal employee travel ban is in effect. A directive was issued on March 11th to all tribal employees that any travel that is not an essential government function is banned until the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is contained; however, critical services to our membership will not be impacted.

  2. Tribal Departments and Enterprises are mandated to disinfect all surfaces multiple times a day. Hand sanitizer shall be available in all departments and enterprises for use by employees and the public. Departments and enterprises must post the CDC handwashing guide in a location clearly visible to all who pass.

  3. Tribal Council is directing all employees to wash your hands according to CDC guidelines and to wash them frequently.

  4. Tribal Council or its designees will continue to be in daily contact with all local health care providers and services to determine continued efforts needed to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  5. The Tribal Council will continue to monitor closely all high-risk environments closely and implement measures to prevent an outbreak. 

  6.  CRIT Head Start has been closed through March 27th.

 Look for updates on the CRIT website and CRIT Facebook page.

For more information on how to protect yourself visit the CDC Website.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html


March 16, 2020

Colorado River Indian Tribes Head Start Temporarily Closes Due To Coronavirus Concerns

CRIT Head Start in Parker will be closed from Monday March 16, 2020 to Friday March 27, 2020 because of the Coronavirus. As additional information and discussions are held, a decision will be made after the 27th whether or not CRIT Head Start will reopen.

The Tribal Council apologizes for any inconvenience but the decision was made to preserve the health and safety of the children served by Head Start as well as the community as a whole.

This decision comes shortly after the Tribal Council declared a State of Emergency on Friday March 13th in response to this health crisis.

Parents with concerns or questions should call (928) 662-4311.

Look for updates on the CRIT website and CRIT Facebook pages.

In addition to the closure of CRIT Head Start the following measures have been implemented.

The steps taken by the Tribes are as follows:

  1. A Tribal employee travel ban is in effect. A directive was issued on March 11th to all tribal employees that any travel that is not an essential government function is banned until the coronavirus is contained; however, critical services to our membership will not be impacted.

  2. Tribal Departments and Enterprises are mandated to disinfect all surfaces multiple times a day. Hand sanitizer shall be available in all departments and enterprises for use by employees and the public. Departments and enterprises must post the CDC hand washing guide in a location clearly visible to all who pass.

  3. Tribal Council is directing all employees to wash your hands according to CDC guidelines and to wash them frequently.

  4. Tribal Council or its designees will continue to be in daily contact with all local health care providers and services to determine continued efforts needed to contain the Coronavirus.

  5. The Tribal Council will continue to monitor closely all high risk environments and implement measures to prevent an outbreak.


March 13, 2020








March 11, 2020

COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES
HOMELAND SECURITY
26600 Mohave Road Attn:  Tina M. Evans
Parker, Arizona 85344
Physical Address:  12201 B. Roosevelt Street   Phone:  928-575-1635 Office
Email: Tinam.evans@crit-nsn.gov

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.  Coronavirus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.  COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in parts of the United States.

We are working with the Parker Indian Health Services and multiple CRIT Departments and agencies to educate our Health Care Facilities, First Responders, Tribal Departments, Tribal Enterprises and our CRIT Community with preventative measures that can be taken now. 

The Parker Indian Health Center and CRIT are following the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For more info please check www.cdc.gov.  Attached are flyers from the CDC website with information that can answer questions you may have:
  • What is the Coronavirus?

  •  How does it spread? 

  • What are the symptoms? 

  • How can I protect myself? 

  • and more. 

This information has been posted on our CRIT Social Media sites and will be made available on the CRIT website at crit-nsn.gov.  If you still have questions or are unable to access the CDC website or social media, you can call the Parker Indian Health Services at 928-669-2137 or the La Paz County Public Health Emergency Preparedness office at 928-669-9364 with your questions regarding the coronavirus also known as COVID-19. 

Thank you.

Tina M. Evans

Tina M. Evans
Homeland Security Coordinato
r

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW:

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Spanish

Stop the Spread of Germs



January 27, 2020



Get Involved with your Tribal Government by Serving on a Board or Committee
October 18, 2019

A great way to take part of our tribal community is to serve on a board or committee. The Colorado River Indian Tribes wishes to thank you for taking that initial step forward to participate in our local tribal governance by serving as a Board or Committee member. The Tribal Boards and Committees serve as an advisory or regulatory group that set standards, make decisions regarding policies, and provide guidance to programs under the Tribal government. As a volunteer your time, knowledge and leadership skills can make a difference in a significant and meaningful way.

Tribal Board Vacancies...

Application..



Congratulations to Audriana Mitchell 2019-2020 Miss Indian Arizona


Photo courtesy of Miss Indian Arizona Association

CRIT Royalty 2019-2020, L-R, Marilyn Lomayesva, Junior Miss; Nokomis Stone, Miss CRIT; Winter Harper, Little Miss


Photo courtesy of CRIT Royalty Pageant



2019 Tribal Member Distribution
October 16, 2019

Tribal Council has approved a 2019 Tribal Member Distribution payment..



CRIT Fish & Game 2020 Permit Rates
August 22, 2019

Beginning January 2020 CRIT Entry Permits will increase..



CRIT Chairman Dennis Patch comments on the System Conservation Agreement with the State of Arizona
August 16, 2019




Colorado River Indian Tribes Assumes Major Role In Drought Relief Efforts In Arizona and Western U.S.
August 7, 2019

(PHOENIX) The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) has been recognized by the Central Arizona Project for signing the System Conservation Agreement with the State of Arizona and its crucial role in drought relief. This took place during the August first Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAP) regular meeting in Phoenix.


Federal Grant Award to Local Tribe Helps Measure Water Deliveries
August 7, 2019

(PARKER, AZ.) Today, the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) announced they will receive a $250,000 federal grant from the Department of the Interior. This award was made possible only after the tribe, Arizona Senator Martha McSally, and Rep. Raul Grijalva championed a fix to federal law permit tribes to accept WaterSMART grants and protect their tribal water rights for future development. Previously tribes were required to relinquish the conserved part of their water rights when accepting federal funding.


Venomous Snake Training & Handling Course
July 15, 2019

The Fish and Game Department is has posted a course on venomous snakes. For more information follow the link above.


Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) 2019

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crit-eopcoop-planning-and-water-main-after-action-review-tickets-63292350123

If you have any questions please contact Tina Evans at TinaM.Evans@crit-nsn.gov
or call (928) 575-1635.



  

CRIT ENROLLMENT OFFICE

Notice to Update Addresses to All CRIT Tribal Members:

CRIT Tribal members please contact the CRIT Enrollment office to update your mailing addresses as soon as possible. If you have any questions you may direct them to their staff at (928) 669-1240, 1241 or 1304.





CRIT HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICE

The CRIT Multi-Hazard Mitigation DRAFT Plan Flyer to the Public

CRIT Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update December 2018

Region IX Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan Review Tool





 
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