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Posted: May 5, 2020

May 4, 2020

For Immediate Release

Ho-Chunk Nation governmental branch leaders and Health Department officials lessen COVID 19 response meetings

Ho-Chunk Nation government officials are keeping their pulses on the COVID-19 pandemic and making adjustments as the situation changes.

Since mid-March, the four government branch leaders, Executive, Legislative, Judicial, and General Counsel, as well as the Emergency Management Coordinator, have been meeting daily to address the Nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, since mid-March, the Health Department’s Incident Command Station has been meeting to keep the infection rate under control.

But now that they have their roles understood and are working with efficiency, the four governmental branch leaders have reduced their meetings to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Likewise, Health Department representatives meet twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursdays, to discuss the health situations and directives in which they play a part.

“We are fortunate to have such skilled professionals in positions to help control the spread of the COVID virus,” said Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon WhiteEagle. “We will continue our efforts for as long as necessary. Hopefully the number of cases will continue to decline to a point where we can begin to think of resuming some operations on a graduated scale.”

In addition to dealing with the current situation, the committees discuss how the casinos and other operations will return to normal operations. Procedures are being planned to be taken in incremental steps with safety in mind. The first step would be everyone to maintain a safe distance from each other and to wear personal protective equipment. As restriction decrease, those requirements would gradually decrease as the risk decreases.

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