COVID-19 UPDATE for Saturday, January 16, 2021 |
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.
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Resolution No. 340-20 Reinstating Resolution No. 54-20 Requiring All Non-Essential Businesses to Close and all Non-Essential Personnel to Stay at Home From December 24, 2020 until January 31, 2021 (Click on link...)
December 31, 2020
Because of a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases on the CRIT Reservation and in an abundance of caution, CRIT Chairman Dennis Patch is re-instating the previously approved "Stay at Home Order" also known as Resolution 54-20. These include:
The requirements of the Stay At Home Order are enforceable by issuance of civil citation with fines from $100 up to $1000 for intentional or repear violations.
However, tribal enterprises and departments will rmain operational with current safety protocols, including continued compliance with the reservation wide Face Mask mandate.
Indeed, the "Safer At Home Resolution" requires Chairman to reinstate the "Stay at Home Order" if there is an 8% or more bi-weekly change of Indian Health Services COVID-19 cases. There has been a 9.1% increase of cases reported as of December 23rd. Indian Health Services has reported 113 cases to date in December alone, which is more than the 100 cases reported August through November combined.
Chairman Patch stated, "The health and safety of the people of CRIT must come first. We cannot take chances with this deadly pandemic. We must all do our part to keep COVID-19 from spreading and these measures are the best way to accomplish that. I realize this comes during the holidays. But it's better to take precautions now so that our family and loved ones will be with us for years to come. Many of our tribal member families are currently ill with COVID-19 and will be recuperating this Christmas and New Year holiday. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you for a quick recovery. We know we can turn the tide of ths surge in cases if everyone stays at home with immediate family only and avoids all non-essential activities and travel."
Resolution No. 281-20
Tribal Council Resolution to Approve Extension of
Phase Two Measures to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 with a "Safer At
Home" Order Effective Until December 31, 2020 (Click on Link)
196-20 Tribal Council Resolution to Approve Extension Phase Two
Measures to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 with a "Safer At Home"
Order Effective Until October 31, 2020
Resolution No. 112-20 Tribal Council Resolution to Extend Resolution No.
54-20 Requiring All Non-Essential Business to Close and all
Non-Essential Personnel to Stay at Home Until August 31, 2020
Resolution No. 99-20 Tribal Council Rsolution to Extend Resolution No.
54-20 Requiring All Non-Essential Businesses to Close and all
Non-Essential Personnel to Stay at Home Until July 31, 2020
Statement on Use of Face Masks
IHS Temporary Drive-Thru Pharmacy
UPDATE: BlueWater Resort & Casino Employee Exposure
UPDATE: Public Notice Regarding Businesses on CRIT
COVID-19 Community Update
R-53-20 Tribal Council Resolution to Approve Administrative Leave for Tribal Department Employees as Non-Essential for the Purpose of Limiting Tribal Government and Enterprise Operation Until April 12, 2020 in Respose to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Emergency Declaration
UPDATE ON REDUCED OFFICE HOURS FOR CRIT DEPARTMENTS, PROGRAMS AND ENTERPRISES