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COVID-19 Closure of All Tribal Offices Continues Monday, October 18, 2021 through October 22, 2021


Last updated 10/18/2021 at 9:38pm

Due to the increase of positive Covid-19 cases in the workplace all Tribal Offices will remain closed Monday, October 18, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021; Administrative Leave will be granted during this time. Exceptions to the closure will be only for essential duties considered business critical and cannot be completed outside of the workplace. Program Managers are to implement alternating work schedules for only essential employees who must return to the workplace to fulfill those essential duties. All program Managers are considered essential and must report to work each day for a minimum of five (5) hours and essential staff must report to work as scheduled; please note, essential employees who choose not to report to work will lose their "essential employee" status.

Reminder, employees who choose to travel out of the area anytime during this time forfeits their Administrative Leave. The only exception to the travel restriction will be to visit area essential businesses, such as, health care facilities, grocery/gas stores, and/or banks; please ensure to wear face masks when necessary. Also, please take personal responsibility to help slow the spread of Covid-19 by keeping your families safe at home during this critical time.

During the closure, maintenance will sanitize all Tribal Offices, including external buildings; please prepare your work areas for sanitizing. Regular work hours and schedules will resume on Monday October 25, 2021. The Executive Committee will continue to monitor the Covid-19 Pandemic and will do what is necessary to keep the workplace and employees safe.

Pidaunniyapi ye/do (We Thank You) for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

Delbert Hopkins Jr., Tribal Chairman

Verlyn Beaudreau, Interim Vice-Chairman

Myrna Thompson, Tribal Secretary


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