COVID-19 in Indian Country
Two more Yurok Reservation residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total case count to five.
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The Yurok Office of Emergency Services has received confirmation of the third COVID-19 case on the Yurok Reservation in northern California.
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The Yurok Office of Emergency Services and Humboldt County health representatives are currently collaborating on the implementation of a comprehensive contact tracing investigation, following the confirmation of the first two COVID-19 cases on the Yurok Reservation
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Starting on September 2, 2020, the Yurok Tribe will be offering drive-through COVID-19 tests in the Redwood Hotel Casino parking lot.

Guests of Eagle Mountain Casino, owned and operated by the Tule River Tribe, can now enjoy their favorite table games and slot machines.

The Yurok Tribal Council recently approved a $2.1 million project that will significantly boost Yurok Connect’s data transmission speeds and expand its coverage to many family homes that have never had access to the internet.

As we have developed our plans for reopening San Manuel Casino, we built them with the notion that we would need to be flexible as the region and the state grapple with ongoing efforts to contain COVID-19.

The Yurok Tribal Council recently authorized the distribution of $2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding to help the many Yurok business owners and entrepreneurs that have experienced devastating losses due to the global COVID-19 crisis.

On Monday, June 1, 2020, at 12 p.m., Pechanga Resort Casino, located just outside of Temecula, California, reopened to the public.

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians will help support the local community by hosting Independent Study, Corning and Centennial’s High School drive-in graduation ceremony on June 5, 2020.

The Chumash Casino Resort will reopen its doors on June 10, 2020, with strict safety measures and cleaning procedures in place after being closed for nearly 13 weeks in a statewide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, owner and operator of the Rolling Hills Casino and Resort, has announced that it will re-open its doors to guests at 10am on May 21.

We have not seen a catastrophe like this in over a century, and that requires extraordinary measures to protect this country and save lives.

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has released a comprehensive list of procedures and safeguards being taken for the reopening of the Rolling Hills Casino and Resort.

Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman of the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, issued a statement in connection with the Department of the Treasury's handling of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

A letter has been sent on behalf of every tribal government in California regarding the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund being distributed by the Trump administration under the CARES Act. The four-page letter was sent to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin on May 12, 2020. It was submitted by the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign […]

The Log Cabin Diner discontinued its dine-in service after receiving letters from the Yurok Tribe and the county ordering the business to immediately address the public health concern.

The Yurok Tribal Police Department, in coordination with the Yurok Tribe’s Incident Command team and Public Health Officer, delivered a cease and desist letter advising the owners of the Log Cabin Diner to immediately discontinue a dine-in service.

At a special meeting on May 2, 2020, the Yurok Tribal Council engaged in a detailed dialogue about a local restaurant that opened its doors to sit-down customers.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted three blood drives to support public health efforts in partnership with The American Red Cross and LifeStream Blood Bank. These three blood drives resulted in the collection of more than 130 units of blood.