COVID-19 Information

Quileute Stay Home Order

Quileute Tribal Council Phase 3 Order-
In Effect July 12th, 2021 

updated July 12th, 2021

COVID-19 Public Health Notice

COVID-19 Public Notice- Quileute to Re-open July 12th

June 25th, 2021

Dear Quileute Community and Tribal Members,

On May 13, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that the state of Washington would move toward a statewide re-opening on June 30th in response to the declines in COVID-19 cases and the continued increase of vaccination rates. In alignment with the state’s decision to re-open and our own community vaccination efforts, the Quileute Tribal Council has decided it is in the best interest of the Tribe to re-open the reservation boundary.

Beginning on July 12th at 7AM, the Quileute Reservation will once again be open to the public. This includes the opening of our Tribal Enterprises— Oceanside Resort, River’s Edge Restaurant, and the Quileute Marina. A new Tribal Ordinance with Phase 3 guidance will be provided at this time.

This decision was made with the utmost care and consideration for our community. While the potential harms of COVID-19 may continue to linger for an undetermined amount of time, we as a community need to move forward so that we can continue living in the best way possible.

The importance of socialization, access to community programs and services, connection, and engagement for our youth, gathering for community healing and prayer, sharing cultural traditions, the opening of our tribal enterprises to provide jobs to our families, and the growth of our economy and government services — these are all important for the health and wellbeing of our minds, bodies, spirits, and relationships.

We encourage everyone to remain vigilant in protecting themselves and others by continuing to follow CDC guidelines as much as possible: hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette; social distancing; regular cleaning and disinfection of shared spaces; and taking into consideration the increased risks that are associated with different types of events and social gatherings; and of course, your own personal health.

While we are planning to re-open and hope that all goes well, we will be monitoring the situation closely and are prepared to roll-back our re-opening guidance and implement previous restrictions should the community experience a significant increase in the infection and spread of COVID-19.

Sincerely,
Douglas Woodruff Jr.
Chairman, Quileute Tribal Council

Click here to view the original letter to the community.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

COVID-19 Public Notice- COVID-19 Case Confirmed

May 18th, 2021

As of May 18th, 2021, the Quileute Emergency Management Team has confirmed three (3) positive COVID-19 cases of an employee in the Quileute Community. Youth and Parents are especially encouraged to monitor themselves and the kids for potential COVID-19 symptoms Youth and parents have been tested and testing will continue. The Emergency Management Team (EMT) was informed that the Clallam County Health Department has begun contact tracing to identify close contacts of the individual and to instruct them to self-quarantine.

EMT has informed departments that may have had contact with the individual and have instructed those departments to close, complete proper sanitation of the building, and to monitor their symptoms. We are continuing to investigate the situation and will keep all employees and the community posted as we find out more information.

The Emergency Management Team would like to emphasize to all Quileute Community members and employees the importance of
following the CDC guided safety precautions:

  • Wear a face mask when outside the home, in public places, and when interacting with those outside your household.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart.
  • Only allow household members in your home. Avoid entering other homes.
  • Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. Use hand sanitizer when washing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly.
  • Only leave your home for essential purposes.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Stay away from others who are sick.

Remember if you are feeling ill, contact the Health Clinic at 360-374-9035 for advice and care.

Questions or concerns contact: Incident Commander, Michael Foster

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

COVID-19 Public Notice- COVID-19 Case Confirmed

April 9th, 2021

As of April 9, 2021, the Quileute Emergency Management Team has confirmed one (1) positive COVID-19 case of an employee in the Quileute Community.

The Emergency Management Team (EMT) was informed that the Clallam County Health Department has begun contact tracing to identify close contacts of the individual and to instruct them to self-quarantine and receive testing.

EMT has informed departments that may have had contact with the individual and have instructed those departments to close, complete proper sanitation of the building, and to monitor their symptoms.

We are continuing to investigate the situation and will keep all employees and the community posted as we find out more information.

The Emergency Management Team would like to emphasize to all Quileute Community members and employees the importance of following the CDC guided safety precautions:

  • Wear a face mask when outside the home, in public places, and when interacting with those outside your household.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart.
  • Only allow household members in your home. Avoid entering other homes.
  • Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. Use hand sanitizer when washing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly.
  • Only leave your home for essential purposes.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Stay away from others who are sick.

Remember if you are feeling ill, contact the Health Clinic at 360-374-9035 for advice and care.

If you have any questions, please call our Incident Commander and Chief of Police, Michael Foster.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

COVID-19 Public Notice- Vaccines

December 29, 2020

Quileute received the COVID-19 Moderna vaccines!

Following CDC guidance, our health clinic, in collaboration with the Emergency Management Team, has spent the past several weeks devising a vaccination rollout plan. The immediate recipients are healthcare personnel, frontline workers, and Quileute’s most high-risk citizens and elders.

The vaccine clinic is set to be held on January 4th and 5th at the Akalat Center. Group A will be healthcare workers. Group B will include frontline workers who have been identified as those who have increased and close contact with the public. Group C will include those classified as elders and those with two or more chronic conditions such as obesity, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart disease, and diabetes.

A list of elders and those with two or more chronic conditions has been established. Starr LeClair will be calling those on the list to see if they are interested in receiving the vaccine. Our list is not full and if you have two or more chronic conditions, please call the clinic at 360-374-9035 and ask for Starr. If our list exceeds the number of vaccines available, the Emergency Management Team will work with the health clinic to determine who is at most risk so they can receive the vaccine before others who are at less risk.

Please note, the vaccine is completely voluntary. If you have been identified as an immediate recipient and you want to be vaccinated, the clinic will get the required forms to you to fill out prior to the vaccine clinic. And again, if you have two or more chronic conditions, do not hesitate to call the clinic to let us know. We are making every effort to ensure community members at highest risk and elders receive vaccines in the first vaccine clinic.

We will be receiving more vaccinations in the future and will continue to administer them to the community in the upcoming months. Thank you all for your understanding and for your patience.

Reminder: It is important to continue to follow CDC social distancing measures and the ‘Stay Home’ order even as we begin vaccination rollout.

If you have any questions, please call our Incident Commander and Chief of Police, Michael Foster.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

COVID-19 Public Notice- Positive Covid-19 Case

December 23, 2020

The Emergency Management Team (EMT) is pleased to inform you that over the next few weeks Quileute is set to receive COVID-19 Vaccines!

The EMT has devised a distribution plan utilizing CDC guidance to identify priority vaccination needs within the Quileute community. Once vaccines begin to arrive, we will provide more details related to the distribution plan and process.

There are a limited number of vaccines being distributed across the country. Until vaccine production and distribution services increase to accommodate all communities, we would like to emphasize the importance of continuing to follow the Quileute “Stay Home Order” and the CDC social distancing and safety precautions even before and after vaccines are distributed.

  • Wear a face mask when outside the home, in public places, and when interacting with those outside your household.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart.
  • Only allow household members in your home. Avoid entering other homes.
  • Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. Use hand sanitizer when washing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly.
  • Only leave your home for essential purposes.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Stay away from others who are sick.

Remember if you are feeling ill, contact the Health Clinic at 360-374-9035 for advice and care.

If you have any questions, please call our Incident Commander and Chief of Police, Michael Foster.

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy holiday!

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

COVID-19 Public Notice- Positive Covid-19 Case

December 21, 2020

Quileute Community Members,

The Quileute Emergency Management Team was recently made aware of one new positive COVID-19 case in the Quileute Community.

The Clallam County Health Department is coordinating contact tracing to identify close contacts of the individual and to instruct them to self-quarantine.

The Emergency Management Team is working with departments who may have had exposure with the individual to take necessary precautions to limit further exposure and spread.

Reminder, if you have emergent needs please contact program and department directors virtually via phone/ email, as necessary. For other needs such as emergency medical travel, utility bills, checks or other services contact the Tribal Office at 360-374-6163.

The Emergency Management Team would like to emphasize to all Quileute Community members and employees the importance of following the Quileute “Stay Home Order” and the CDC guided safety precautions below:

  • Wear a face mask when outside the home, in public places, and when interacting with those outside your household.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart.
  • Only allow household members in your home. Avoid entering other homes.
  • Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. Use hand sanitizer when washing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly.
  • Only leave your home for essential purposes.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Stay away from others who are sick.

Questions or concerns contact:

Incident Commander /Chief of Police, Michael Foster.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

COVID-19 Public Notice- Positive Covid-19 Case

November 12, 2020

Quileute Community Members,

As of November 12th, 2020, the Quileute Emergency Management Team has confirmed one (1) positive COVID-19 case of a Tribal member residing in the La Push community.

The Emergency Management Team (EMT) has begun working with Clallam County Public Health Department to coordinate contact tracing to identify close contacts of the individual and to instruct them to self-quarantine.

Until further notice there will be no public access to Tribal Government buildings. Several departments will be operating with limited staff. If you have emergent needs, please contact department/program Directors via phone or email, as necessary.

If you need special assistance for emergency medical travel, utilities bills, checks, or other services provided by the Tribal Office call the Tribal Receptionist at 360-374-6163.

The Emergency Management Team would like to emphasize to all Quileute Community members and employees the importance of following the Quileute “Stay Home Order” and the CDC guided safety precautions below:

  • Wear a face mask when outside the home, in public places, and when interacting with those outside your household.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart.
  • Only allow household members in your home. Avoid entering other homes.
  • Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. Use hand sanitizer when washing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly.
  • Only leave your home for essential purposes.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Stay away from others who are sick.

Remember if you are feeling ill, contact the Health Clinic at 360-374-9035 for advice and care.

Questions or concerns contact:
Incident Commander, Bill Lyon.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

COVID-19 Public Notice-ECE Services

OCTOBER 7, 2020

Quileute Community Members,

Quileute Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs have developed a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan to return students to the classroom.

With the support of Tribal Council, a tentative return date for Head Start and Child Care has been set for October 19th so long as there are no significant COVID-19 increases in the area.

Programs will be operating at a limited capacity with no more than eight children and two teachers per classroom. In addition, stringent planning and scheduling has been designed to maintain social distancing, limit contact between the different classroom cohorts, and to ensure that thorough sanitation and cleaning takes place regularly.

For a more complete understanding of the ECE Covid-19 safety protocols contact Head Start at 360-374-2631, or Child Care at 360-374-5633.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

 

 

COVID-19 Public Notice-Halloween

September 29, 2020

Quileute Community Members,

The Quileute Tribal Council has determined that residents only, may participate in this year’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating activities in La Push.

However, Tribal Council asks that individuals remember to practice safe hygiene with frequent hand washing and disinfectant and, if passing out treats, to wear a facial covering.

The CDC recommends:

“Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard)”

If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 second before and after preparing the bags.

The Events Department will also be providing several virtual activities to make sure our community has a safe and fun Halloween.

For more information on how you and your family can participate in low risk Halloween activities visit the CDC COVID-19 Holidays Celebrations- Halloween

Questions or concerns contact Incident Commander, Bill Lyon.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

 

COVID-19 Public Health Notice

August 6th, 2020

As of August 6th 2020, the Quileute Emergency Management Team has confirmed one (1) positive COVID-19 case of an employee in the Quileute Community.

The Emergency Management Team (EMT) immediately began contact tracing to identify close contacts of the individual and to instruct them to self-quarantine. Several individuals have been identified and are awaiting COVID-19 test results. EMT is working closely with the Clallam County Public Health department to coordinate additional contact tracing as needed.

Additionally, the EMT was notified that Lonesome Creek Store may have had potential exposure. As a precaution, Lonesome Creek Store has been closed until further notice for a thorough cleaning.

We are continuing to investigate the situation and will keep all employees and the community posted as we find out more information.

The Emergency Management Team would like to emphasize to all Quileute Community members and employees the importance of following the CDC guided safety precautions:

  • Wear a face mask when outside the home, in public places, and when interacting with those outside your household.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart.
  • Only allow household members in your home. Avoid entering other homes.
  • Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. Use hand sanitizer when washing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly.
  • Only leave your home for essential purposes.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Stay away from others who are sick.

Remember if you are feeling ill, contact the Health Clinic at 360-374-9035 for advice and care.

Questions or concerns contact:
Incident Commander, Bill Lyon.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay Quileute strong,
Quileute Emergency Management Team

COVID-19 Emergency Relief policy

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Policy

Since March of 2020, the Quileute Tribal Council has continued to support its tribal members by periodically providing emergency financial assistance to help individuals and their families cope with the additional financial burdens resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. On May 14th, 2020 the Tribal Council enacted the “Quileute Indian Tribe General Welfare Ordinance” to allow the Quileute Tribal Council to approve programs to provide general welfare benefits to Tribal Members ages 18 years and older on a tax-free basis.

On the same day, pursuant to the Ordinance, the Tribal Council approved the COVID-19 Emergency Relief General Welfare Benefit Policy (“Policy”). Please review the Policy here to understand how this policy applies to all previous and future issuances of Covid-19 emergency relief payments by the Tribe to all eligible tribal members. 

Michael Foster

Chief of Police/ Incident Commander

Cell: (360) 640-0059
LPPD Office: (360) 374-9020
Email: michael.foster@quileutenation.org