Washington State Emergency Operations Center Update

Below is the daily update for the Spokane Tribe of Indians as of May 14, 2020:
1. Effective Strategies and Successes
a. Hazard Mitigation Plan completion
b. Established Emergency Management Team
c. Collaboration with School District, BIA, SIHA and IHS
d. IHS Clinic Received their testing analyzer.
e. Community members have been helping coordinate PPE
through non-profit organizations.
f. Tribal Closure extended until May 31, 2020 with modified
g. Tribal Leadership creating Tribal Reopening Plan.
h. Tribal leadership met with epidemiologist from
County/State Health Department for guidance on
reopening plan.
i. Clinic will be conducting drive-through screenings every
Thursday from 10:00-12:00PM.
j. Clinic continues to ramp up telemedicine/telehealth visits
and they are going well. All providers have virtual visit
appointments built into their schedules.
k. Clinic continues to have well elder and chronic care
management appointments Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30-11:00AM.
2. Emergency Declaration date- March 16, 2020
3. Number of testing sites and testing numbers
a. One testing site- David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic
(IHS), Wellpinit WA
b. Testing Numbers
i. Total SIR Residents Tested- 44
1. 39- Tested at the David C. Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
2. 5- Tested at Other Locations
ii. Positive Tests- 2
1. 0 Positive Test at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
2. 2 Positive Test at other location
iii. Negative Tests- 42
1. 39 Negative Tests at David C Wynecoop Clinic (IHS)
2. 3 Negative Test at other locations
iv. Tests Pending Results- 0
4. Risks and challenges
a. PPE Status- Critical (Limited PPE)- Stopped weekly requests to SEOC and are establishing long-term supply chain for future operations
b. Daily briefs with Tribal leadership and Emergency Management staff
c. Monitoring PPE levels for first responders and front-line essential personnel
d. Evaluating sustainability of long-term shutdown
e. 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
f. Enforcement of closures
i. Tribe closure date with essential personnel reporting extended through May 31, 2020
ii. Tribal Enterprises following state guidelines
iii. Reservation Campgrounds & Playgrounds closed to non-tribal members on until further notice
iv. Additional closures of public fishing areas with Little falls area and 2 Rivers Marian dock open to public
v. Tribe has suspended Transit services due to Stay at Home order
g. Concerns as we enter fire season.
5. Future operational plans
a. Continued evaluation of Tribal Needs
b. State and reginal coordination
c. FEMA coordination
d. Coordinating with WA State as Sub Recipient status Spokane Tribe establishing EOC and coordinating daily with Stevens County EOC
e. 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. Future resolutions will modify closure criteria
f. Updating 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.
Thank You,
Frank Metlow
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
Email- frankm@spokanetribe.com