The Colville Business Council passed CBC Resolution 2020-169 enacting isolation and quarantine orders to help fight the spread of COVID-19 on the Colville Reservation.
When a patient takes a test for COVID-19, they are presumed positive, which means they are assumed to be able to spread COVID-19. The patient remains “presumed positive” until a negative test shows they are not.
The Tribe has asked for the four clinics on the reservation to provide patients with the Colville Tribal Health Officer’s “Quarantine and Isolation Order” at the time of testing.
The patient is released from quarantine by the Medical Officer/Provider from the clinic they were tested at. Once the patient is removed the Colville Tribal Health Officer will notify Tribal PD that the patient is removed from quarantine.
If the patient’s results return positive they will be notified by the Colville Tribal Health Officer. Tribal Law Enforcement will provide the Colville Tribal Health Officer’s Isolation Orders to the patient’s residence.
Patients remain in isolation until the Medical Officer calls and determines if you are able to be released according to the current Centers from Disease Control guidelines. Once this is determined the clinic notifies the Colville Tribal Health Officer and then Tribal PD is notified that the patient is released from isolation orders.
Penalties associated with breaking either quarantine or isolation include detention and/or fines as identified in the Colville Tribal Law and Order Code.