NESPELEM, WA – The Colville Tribal Administrative Office has released via broadcast a list of essential employees and programs that will provide a limited continuation of services to the Colville Tribal membership through a partial shutdown initiated to halt the spread of COVID-19.
All identified staff are expected to report to work unless otherwise on approved leave. Many are working remotely and telecommuting.
While the Lucy F. Covington Government Center is currently in lockdown, all other buildings that are open to public access are ensuring safety through adhering to social distancing practices. Essential programs’ critical functions and staff contacts will be posted on the doors of all facilities where programs are housed for the public to access.
Services can also be accessed through telephone. A hotline has established at (509) 634-7350.
All employees that have been placed on administrative leave are expected to adhere to appropriate social distancing and hygienic practices, such as those listed in “The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America.”
The Colville Business Council implemented a partial shutdown of the tribal government March 18. That shutdown is effective until April 1. Currently there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 on the Colville Reservation.
The follow programs will remain open in a limited capacity:
CBC support staff
CCT Mail Room
Lake Roosevelt Community Health Clinics in Keller and Inchelium
Child Support Enforcement
Children Family Services
Employment & Training
Inchelium Ferry Operations
Natural Resource Enforcement
Real Estate Services
Office of Reservation Attorney
Paschal Sherman Indian School
Indian Health Service Clinics