Official COVID-19 Timeline.

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The Fort Hall Business Council values the life, well being and healthiness of our Tribal members, our community members and our surrounding communities, and recently the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes declared a State of Emergency and has asked all residents to stay home.

We have compiled a timeline of key events surrounding this event, as a source of transparency for our Tribal members.


Timeline of Responses to COVID-19


Date

Letters, Resolutions, or Actions

To

From

March 12

FHBC approves travel ban March 12-May 1

Resolution

March 13

Public health info, closures/event cancellations, tribal entities updates, health contact info, community precautions

Tribal Membership

Chairman, FHBC

March 16

Schools Let out.

March 17

FHBC Declares State of Emergency for COVID-19

Resolution 2020-0202

March 17

FHBC approves implementation of restricted travel for paid employees of Tribal entities

Resolution 2020-0203

March 18

Urgent Public Health and Economic Needs from COVID-19

Congressman Mike Simpson

Senator Mike Crapo

Senator James Ricsh

Chairman, FHBC

March 19 

FHBC approves community distribution of potatoes

Resolution

March 19

Tribal PSA withWiley Peterson, THHS Pharmacy on COVID-19

Tribes’ YouTube, Facebook, emailed to tribal employees

March 21

Fiscal Stabilization, loan forbearance for Tribal governments and entities

Senator Mike Crapo

Senator James Risch

Chairman, FHBC

March 23 

Insufficient funding from IHS

House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell;

Chuck Grassley;

Senator Mike Crapo

Chairman, FHBC

March 25

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes COVID-19 Tribal Consultation and IHS

Rear Admiral Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director Indian Health Service 

Chairman, FHBC

March 25

Letter of support for Federal aid

Minority Leader US Senate, Chuck Schumer

Chairman, FHBC

March 25

Letter of support for Federal aid

Senator Mike Crapo

Chairman, FHBC

March 25

Letter of support for Federal aid

Speaker, Nancy Pelosi

Chairman, FHBC

March 26

FHBC approves Stay-At-Home order

Resolution

March 30

Request for Tribal Consultation and Initial Guidance Regarding the Implementation of the Coronavirus Relief Fund for Tribal Governments

Secretary of the Treasury, The Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin 

The Honorable David L. Bernhardt,

Secretary of the Interior

Chairman, FHBC

April 7

 Distribution of Coronavirus Relief Fund, Title V, CARES Act

Senator Mike Crapo

Idaho Five Tribes, Chairmen

April 14

FHBC approves Quarantine Policy for COVID-19

April 15

letter against consideration of Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) being treated as a Tribe under the CARES Act

Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin 

Secretary of the Interior
David Bernhardt

Chairman, FHBC

April 15

Protection of Elderly and Language
Recognition of Reservation Boundaries in Health District data and response
Fluid, open, frequent and free flowing communication with Tribal health managers

Gov. Brad Little

Chairman, FHBC

April 17

Chairman Batt Petitions IHS and Receives Abbott ID NOW analyzer for the Fort Hall Service Area

IHS

Chairman, FHBC

May 15th - Stay at Home Order Lifted and Return to Work

Back to COVID-19 Resources
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Please follow and utilize the latest recommendations from the CDC during this rapidly evolving time with the COVID-19 pandemic.