Washington State Emergency Operations Center

Below is the daily update for the Spokane Tribe of Indians as of April 19, 2020:
Effective Strategies and Successes
Hazard Mitigation Plan completion
Established Emergency Management Tea
Collaboration with School District, BIA, SIHA and IHS
IHS Clinic Received their testing analyzer. They expect the testing and certification process to take a couple days with the ability to test starting Monday, April 20th.
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- 13
ii. # Pos Tests- 2 (Both tested in Grant County)
iii. # Neg Tests- 13
iv. # Tests Pending Results- 0
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 closure date with essential personnel reporting extended through May 4, 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
Concerns as we enter fire season.
Future operational plans (24, 48, and 72 hours out)
Continued evaluation of Tribal Needs
State and reginal coordination
FEMA 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.
Starting the post-stay at home order and return to normal operations planning.
Coordinating with Stevens County on food distribution.
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