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Posted: November 3, 2020

For Immediate Release                                                             

November 2, 2020

NABC Chairman Spoonhunter tests positive for COVID-19

Chairman Lee Spoonhunter of the Northern Arapaho Business Council was notified he is positive for COVID-19 following a rapid test administered today by Wind River Community & Family Health Care.

Chairman Spoonhunter is only experiencing mild symptoms at this time, and has quarantined himself in compliance with health guidelines. Per CDC recommendations, Tribal notifications are being made to the Chairman’s close contacts and individuals who may have recently been in proximity to him so that these individuals can get tested and/or quarantine as appropriate.

“Like many of our Arapaho brothers and sisters, this virus is now impacting my family,” Chairman Spoonhunter said. “Testing positive for COVID-19 is a scary experience, but I am in consultation with the Tribal medical team and am grateful my symptoms remain mild. I’ll continue doing the Tribe’s important work while remaining isolated, and am confident I’ll fully recover with rest and the passage of time.

“I urge my fellow Members to take this virus seriously. Wyoming, Fremont County and Indian Country are seeing a surge in cases, so it is critical people continue to wear a facial mask, avoid crowds and stay home whenever they don’t feel well. The next six to 12 weeks are going to be very difficult, but I know we can get through this together.”

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