The Colville Business Council extended the closure of the Colville Reservation alongside other public safety measures through June 26 in a continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the Colville Indian Reservation.

To date, the Colville Reservation has seen 17 cases of COVID-19, one of which was discovered post-mortem. Of those, 15 have been released by medical professionals from isolation as of Friday, June 12.

CBC Emergency Resolution 2020-266:

• extends the prohibition of pubic gatherings of 10 or more people and public congregations for purposes of public entertainment, recreation, food or beverage service, and similar activities unless permitted by a separate and distinct Resolution.

• extends the prohibition within the exterior boundaries of the Colville Reservation on camping, fishing and hunting by non-tribal members, and of all camping in groups numbering ten or more people.

• clarifies the prohibition of non-tribal members “from boating, gathering, hiking, and any other form of outdoor recreation within the exterior boundaries of the Colville Reservation.”

• extends the order requiring residents of the Colville Reservation to remain at home except for essential activities, except as amended by separate and distinct Resolution.

• extends the order prohibiting non-essential business activity on the Colville Reservation except as amended by separate and distinct Resolution.

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