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:

Accounting

IT

Public Works

Human Resources

Elections

Enrollment

Planning

CBC support staff

Tribal Tribune

Veterans

TERO

CCT Mail Room

Fire Management

EMS

Law Enforcement

TOSHA

Tribal Courts

Tribal Greenhouse

Corrections

Convalescent Center

Lake Roosevelt Community Health Clinics in Keller and Inchelium

Behavioral Health

Child Support Enforcement

AAOA

Food Distribution/LIHEAP

Children Family Services

TANF

Employment & Training

Vocational Rehab.

Head Start

Inchelium Ferry Operations

Fisheries

Community Centers

WIC

Natural Resource Enforcement

Roads/Transportation

Real Estate Services

Office of Reservation Attorney

Paschal Sherman Indian School

Indian Health Service Clinics

Social Services

Public Defenders

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.