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The Colorado River Indian Tribes are committed to combating the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Colorado River Indian Reservation. Extensive efforts have been made in an attempt to slow the spread of this rapidly growing disease. The Tribal Council has diligently contemplated all enacted actions and continues to develop future protocol in an attempt to restrict access to our community from recreational visitors and impose action necessary to keep people in their homes. The following are links to the stay at home orders issued by the Colorado River Indian Tribes, AZ, CA and NV. We direct you to follow the respective orders of your current place of residence and STAY AT HOME except for essential needs as described in these orders. Do not come to the Colorado River Indian Reservation to visit your seasonal residence or for purposes of recreation while these stay at home orders are in effect. We must all do our part to slow the spread of this rapidly spreading disease. Thank you and be safe.
Statement on Use of Face Masks
(Parker, AZ.) The CRIT Tribal Council has voted to extend the stay-at-home resolution until the end of July. The continued and dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases necessitates the decision which was made to ensure the health and safety of CRIT tribal members.
The extension of the Stay-at-Home resolution includes the BlueWater Resort and Casino which will not be opening on July 1st.
Additionally, due to the virus, there will be no 4th of July event or fireworks.
Face mask requirements enacted in June will remain in effect until further notice.
All individuals (within the exterior boundaries of the CRIT Reservation) are required to stay at home, with the except for essential personnel. Individuals may only leave their homes out of absolute necessity for their health, safety, or welfare—such as obtaining medical care, food, or traveling to an essential job function. Only one individual in the household should be sent out to conduct essential business, such as grocery shopping, except where assistance is required, or no one is in the home to care for young children.
Recreational activities are suspended on the Colorado River Indian Reservation. This includes permitted and open access to the Colorado River, and orders temporary suspension for fishing, hunting, camping, and other recreational permits. This does not include individuals or family units from walking around their neighborhood, playing outside in their yard, running, or biking provided social distancing is practiced. This does exclude large groups playing group sports, contact, or not.
CRIT’s Tribal Council decided to extend the restrictions just prior to Governor Doug Ducey’s announcement of spike in statewide COVID-19 cases.
CRIT wishes to thank the community for its patience as it strives to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
CRIT remains committed to working with everyone within our sovereign tribal lands to limit the spread of the Coronavirus for the health, safety and welfare of all.
The restrictions will remain in place until July 31, 2020, or until Tribal Council, in consultation with public health officials, determines that the threat has decreased and these restrictions can be lifted.
(Parker, AZ.) The Colorado River Indian Tribes is implementing a Reservation wide requirement to wear face masks while in public settings. Given the rapid increase in positive COVID-19 cases it is time to take these additional steps to slow this surge of COVID-19 cases on the reservation. Individuals shall be required to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth, which does include cloth masks or coverings, while in a public setting.
All businesses on the reservation shall require all staff and customers to wear a face mask while inside their premises. This includes, but is not limited to, stores such as Wal-Mart and Safeway, restaurants including McDonalds, Subway and Taco Bell, and mobile home parks. The only exceptions to this requirement shall be children 2 and under, those with developmental disabilities or other medical conditions that prevents the wearing of a face mask. This action will be ratified at the Tribal Council meeting on June 22 with additional details and parameters forthcoming.
ALL CRIT employees have been mandated to wear face masks while working since June 3rd, 2020. CRIT Tribal Council has anticipated this now pressing need for face masks. Early in this pandemic supply chains for face masks were very limited. However, due to our planning CRIT has now obtained a substantial supply that allows us to provide face masks to our membership. In order to assist our members with complying with this mandate CRIT will be providing face masks to tribal members beginning the week of June 22nd. CRIT Departments and Enterprises are responsible to ensure they maintain adequate supplies of face masks for their staff, clients, and visitors through their own supply chains.
Everyone needs to do their part to slow this surge of COVID-19 cases. We need to protect the most vulnerable in our community-our elders and those with medical conditions that place them at higher risk. With everyone’s commitment to this new mandate and the CRIT Stay at Home Resolution #54-20 we can succeed in keeping our community safe and well.
July 9, 2020
The Colorado River Indian Tribes has been notified of five (5) new positive cases of coronavirus resulting from individuals who were tested at the Parker Indian Health Center. These individuals are residents of the Colorado River Indian Reservation. This brings the total to 267 positive cases for the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Of these cases, one (1) is hospitalized locally and six (6) are hospitalized outside the area. There have been two (2) Tribal Member deaths due to COVID-19.
July 7, 2020
The Colorado River Indian Tribes has been notified of eight (8) new positive cases of coronavirus resulting from individuals who were tested at the Parker Indian Health Center. These individuals are residents of the Colorado River Indian Reservation. This brings the total to 262 positive cases for the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Of these cases, six (6) are hospitalized outside the area. There have been two (2) Tribal Member deaths due to COVID-19.
July 2, 2020
The Colorado River Indian Tribes has been notified of four (4) new positive cases of coronavirus resulting from individuals who were tested at the Parker Indian Health Center. These individuals are residents of the Colorado River Indian Reservation. This brings the total to 254 positive cases for the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Of these cases, six (6) individuals are hospitalized outside the area. To date, there have been two (2) Tribal Member deaths.
We are strongly urging all individuals to limit contact outside your immediate
household as much as possible and to wear a face mask when you must be outside
of your home.
We are strongly urging all individuals to limit contact outside your immediate household as much as possible and to wear a face mask when you must be outside of your home.
The Department of Health and Social Services will work in conjunction with Parker Indian Health Center to identify and notify any contacts the individuals may have had recently. If you have any symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, headache, myalgias (body aches), chills, repeating shaking with chills, and new loss of taste or smell please contact the Parker Indian Health Center or your primary physician.
All residents on CRIT reservation are reminded to follow the CRIT Stay at Home Order, Resolution No. 54-20 along with the Reservation wide face mask requirement, in order to protect themselves and their households. Everyone is also reminded to stay at home except for essential tasks and limit contact with anyone who is not a member of your immediate household.
CRIT implemented the Reservation Wide Face Mask Requirement, requiring all individuals, businesses and patrons on CRIT reservation to wear a face mask when in public. Face masks have been and still continues to be MANDATORY for all CRIT Employees and any persons conducting business at the CRIT Tribal Office Complex.
The best ways to protect yourself are to take certain precautions including:
April 1, 2020
March 17, 2020
Get Involved with your Tribal Government by
Serving on a Board or Committee
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.
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
August 22, 2019
CRIT Chairman Dennis Patch comments on the System Conservation Agreement with the State of Arizona
August 16, 2019
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.
(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
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