TRIBES CONFIRM 2ND POSITIVE CASE ON FORT HALL RESERVATION

 Contact: Robbie Moss, PIO Officer 

rmoss@sbtribes.com / 208-252-0891 

April 28, 2020 

TRIBES CONFIRM 2ND POSITIVE CASE ON FORT HALL RESERVATION 

Fort Hall– the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes received notification that there is a confirmed 2nd positive COVID-19 patient on the Reservation. Tribal Health and Human Services in conjunction with Southeast Idaho Public Health District 6 are following protocols that include daily monitoring for 14 days to ensure their needs are met and they are following the self-isolation guidelines as outlined in the CDC and Tribal government requirements. 

The Tribal government has also extended the safety leave until May 8th, with tribal employees returning to work in managed phases. Employees please stay in touch with your supervisors for further details and information. Other employment-related questions should be directed to the Personnel Department. 

This Friday, May 1st at 10AM (MT time), Chairman Batt, PIO Robbie Moss and Executive Director Elese Teton will provide weekly update on COVID-19 via Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Facebook Live. 

Notice is further given that it is strictly advised that the public take the following Preventative Precautions: 1. All residents of the Fort Hall Reservation are required to stay at home and leave home only when absolutely necessary for health, safety, or welfare as described herein: 2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay at home if you are sick, except to get medical care. 3. Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing or have been in a public place (Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue). 

If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 4. Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc. 5. Clean and disinfect your home frequently touched objects and surfaces. 6. Avoid Public Gathering (Recommendation from CDC is 10 people or less). 7. Avoid all non-essential Travel. 

Notice is further given that this order shall take effect immediately until rescinded by Regulatory Authority. 

For any health concerns, please call the Idaho COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-330-3010 

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