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State reports 24 new COVID-19 cases; announces funding for Local Public Health and Tribes

By the CUJ PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon Health Authority and other officials announced details about $4 million in state funding that is going out to Local Public Health Authorities (LPHA), Tribes and Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA – the Urban Indian Health Program in Oregon) to support their COVID-19 response. Through Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla…

Kayak Public Transit responds to COVID-19 by suspending operations for one week

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Kayak Public Transit Contacts: Susan Johnson, Kayak Public Transit Program Manager John David Tovey III “J.D.” AICP, CTUIR Tribal Planning Director Phone: 1-541-429-7519 Email: SusanJohnson@ctuir.org Kayak Public Transit response to COVID-19 Kayak Public Transit takes the COVID-19 pandemic seriously especially when concerning the health of our passengers and employees. In the interest of public…

CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update for March 19, 2020

Press Release from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation For immediate release: March 19, 2020 Contacts: Carrie Sampson-Samuels, Public Information Officer – Public Health, (541) 240-8728 Jiselle Halfmoon, Public Information Officer – Tribal Governance, (541) 969-4801 CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update MISSION, Ore. – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Incident Command Team (ICT) is…

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Wildhorse Announces Temporary Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 12:06 p.m. MISSION, Ore. – Wildhorse Resort & Casino announced today that the casino is temporarily closing in order to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in the region and allow employees to follow social distancing recommendations. The casino will close at noon on Wednesday, March 18 and will reopen on April 8.…

CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update for March 18, 2020

Press Release from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Press Release from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation For immediate release: March 18, 2020 Contacts: Carrie Sampson-Samuels, Public Information Officer – Public Health, (541) 240-8728 Jiselle Halfmoon, Public Information Officer – Tribal Governance, (541) 969-4801 CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update MISSION, Ore. – The Confederated Tribes…

CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update for March 17, 2020

Press Release from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation For immediate release: March 17, 2020 Contacts: Carrie Sampson-Samuels, Public Information Officer – Public Health, (541) 240-8728 Jiselle Halfmoon, Public Information Officer – Tribal Governance, (541) 969-4801 CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update MISSION, Ore. – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Incident Command Team (ICT) is…

CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update for March 16, 2020

Press Release from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation For immediate release: March 16, 2020 Contact: Carrie Sampson-Samuels, Public Information Officer – Public Health, (541) 240-8728 Jiselle Halfmoon, Public Information Officer – Tribal Governance, (541) 969-4801 CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update MISSION, Ore. – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Incident Command Team (ICT) is…

CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update for March 15, 2020

Press Release from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation For immediate release: March 15, 2020 Contact: Carrie Sampson-Samuels, Public Information Officer – Public Health, (541) 240-8728 Jiselle Halfmoon, Public Information Officer – Tribal Governance, (541) 969-4801 CTUIR Command Incident Command Status Update MISSION, Ore. – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Incident Command Team (ICT)…

CTUIR Incident Command Status Update for March 14, 2020

Press Release from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation For immediate release: March 14, 2020 Contacts: Carrie Sampson-Samuels, Public Information Officer – Public Health, (541) 240-8728 Jiselle Halfmoon, Public Information Officer – Tribal Governance, (541) 969-4801 CTUIR Incident Command Status Update MISSION, Ore. – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Incident Command Team (ICT) is…

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CTUIR Coronavirus command team converted after ‘pandemic’ declaration

By Casey Brown of the CUJ MISSION – CTUIR’s COVID-19 ICT (ICT) started out with a public health focus, but was converted March 12 to a pandemic response unit when the World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified Novel Coronavirus from “outbreak” to “pandemic.” The group, which is comprised of Tribal government officials, Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center leaders, and officials from CTUIR…