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Due to the stay at home order being extended to May 31, 2020 free dump will continue until the Spokane Tribe partial shut down is over.
Washington State EOC,
Below is the daily update for the Spokane Tribe of Indians as of April 6, 2020:
Effective Strategies and Successes
Hazard Mitigation Plan completion
Established Emergency Management Team
Collaboration with School District, BIA, SIHA and IHS
Emergency Declaration date- March 16, 2020
Number of testing sites and capacity
One testing site- David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic (IHS), Wellpinit WA
i. # Tested- 10
ii. # Pos Tests- 1 (We have one Reservation Resident who has tested positive at a Grant County facility)
iii. # Neg Tests- 7
iv. # Tests Pending Results- 3
Risks and challenges
PPE Status- Critical (Limited PPE on hand with exhausted supply chains)-Placing weekly requests to SEOC
Daily briefs with Tribal leadership and Emergency Management staff
Monitoring PPE levels for first responders and front-line essential personnel
Evaluating sustainability of long-term shutdown
Coordinating with WA State as Sub Recipient- Tribal Council approved WA State Sub Recipient Declaration on March 26, 2020. Coordinating with WA State on Sub Recipient requirements
Enforcement of closures
i. Tribe closed with essential personnel reporting extended through April 13, 2020
ii. Tribal Enterprises following state guidelines
iii. Reservation Campgrounds & Playgrounds closed on March 23, 2020 until further notice
iv. Additional closures of public fishing areas.
v. Tribe has suspended Transit services due to Stay at Home order
Future operational plans (24, 48, and 72 hours out)
Continued evaluation of Tribal Needs
State and reginal coordination
Coordinating with WA State as Sub Recipient status Spokane Tribe establishing EOC and coordinating daily with Stevens County EOC
On April 1, 2020 Tribal Council passed Resolution 020-166 Establishing Social Distancing Requirements, Banning Social Gatherings, and Establishing Related Penalties due to COVID19 and Ongoing State of Emergency.
Posting Stay at Home Resolution Signage at all Reservation Entrances.
If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Frank Metlow at the information provided below.
Planning & Economic Development Department
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Member, Tri-county Economic Development District Board of Directors
Member, Western Rural Development Center Board of Directors
Phone: (509) 458-6592
Cell: Phone: (360) 632-6613
Fax: (509) 458-6559
Spokane, Wash. – The health and safety of our visitors and staff remains the first priority of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our local partners and the state of Washington, the BLM is temporarily closing the following recreation sites, effective today, to help limit the spread of
- Yakima River Canyon (Umtanum, Big Pines, Lmuma, and Roza)
- Chopaka Lake
- Palmer Mountain/Washburn Lake
- Rock Creek
- Twin Lakes
- Coffeepot Lake
- Lakeview Ranch
- Pacific Lake
- Patos Island
- Blind Island
- Posey Island
The BLM encourages responsible, local recreation to avoid putting strain on other communities. Visitors are encouraged to practice Leave No Trace principles. Please bring your own sanitary products, including toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and pack out all trash.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub- surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.
Many BLM-managed trails and open spaces not listed can be visited by those who live close enough that a trip does not involve non-essential travel. All restrooms are locked and services are temporarily suspended. If you have questions regarding a BLM location, please call (509)-536-1200.
These closures are pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): 43 CFR § 8364.1,
43 CFR §9268.3(d)(1), and 43 CFR § 8365.1-4.
David C Wynecoop Memorial Clinic
As of April 4, 2020 the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. In response, the David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic will require all patients and visitors to wear a face mask when inside the building. To help our clinic preserve as many masks as possible, please bring your own face mask to the clinic if you have one. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you before you enter the building.
In the following video, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, provides recommendations on how to create your own re-usable cloth mask:
Midnite Mine Community Liaison
The Midnite Mine Community Liaison provides information to the community on the Midnite Mine Remediation project, organizes community meetings, and forward any concerns regarding the Midnite Mine to the appropriate entity. The Community Liaison works with the Spokane Tribe, the US Environmental Agency (EPA) and Newmont to gather information and to relay that information on to the Spokane Tribal Community. The Liaison also works with Newmont to manage the complaint and grievance mechanism for Spokane Tribal Community Members.
The Spokane Tribe of Indians vision is to achieve true sovereignty by attaining self-sufficiency. We will preserve and enhance our traditional values by living and teaching the inherent principles of respect, honor and integrity as embodied in our language and life-ways. We will develop strong leadership through education, accountability, experience and positive reinforcement.