March 31, 2020/2pm LDF Tribal Council / ICS Update
TRIBE REPORTS ZERO CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES ON RESERVATION
Eleven tests completed and negative in LDF. One test still at lab for analysis.
Peter Christensen Health Center continues to prepare for the coronavirus arriving here. Staff administered 12 tests eleven tests came back negative. One test remains at the lab for analysis. If there is a confirmed case of coronavirus on the Reservation, we’ll announce it. PCHC staff’s
priority is to maintain essential services for ongoing patient care by ramping up telehealth along with phone triage and treatment. PCHC# 715-588-3371
*NOTE* Diabetes appointments with Mary Sikora-Peterson and Nancy Jensch will be done by phone. Patients will be called at scheduled appointment times. No in-office visits. All others canceled until April 30. PCHC# 715-588-3371.
What to do if you have traveled to a location and now see reports of confirmed coronavirus?
As this public health emergency evolves, there will be new reports of confirmed cases. If you discover there’s an outbreak at a location you visited within the last 14 days, please contact the Community Health Department at 715-588-3371 ext. 1908 (Jen Jaeger, RN) or 1910 (Sarah Keuer, RN) during normal business hours or Dave Poupart, RN at 715-439-3971 after hours to discuss your travels and what to do next.
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Announces Closed to the Public Extension
Lac du Flambeau, Wis. - Lake of the Torches Resort Casino will continue to be closed to the public with a target open date of Friday, April 24th at noon.
We continue to monitor the situation and will keep our Facebook and website updated with any potential changes. All staff will continue to receive compensation and benefits during this closed to the public timeframe.
We hope everyone stays safe and we look forward to hosting you in the future. Information on the temporary closure to the public can be found on the casino’s website at http://www.lakeofthetorches.com. Contact: Leana Schlecht Director of Marketing LOTC 1-800-25-TORCH, ext. 4016
Ojibwe Market continues to refine store and fuel operations. As the public health emergency continues to evolve, store leadership is adapting to the situation. The Smoke Shop has closed until further notice, as well as the deli at the market. We will continue to assess and adapt to balance the safety of staff, customers and community with the ability to secure essential items.
Tribal Council/Incident Command Emergency Management
Tribal Council and Tribal Emergency Management Team continuously monitor infection rates across Wisconsin and the region. Areas around Chicago, Milwaukee and other “hot spots” expect a surge in infection rates in the coming weeks. This will test health systems in these areas. Please continue to observe the Shelter-At-Home guidelines. It’s difficult to sustain this level of prevention in any community, but it is important—if the virus arrives—to help prevent a surge in cases here. The virus spreads quickly, even among people not showing symptoms. Social distancing and healthy hygiene practices help slow the spread. Thank you to everyone in our community for doing your part—now—to help lessen the impact if or when the virus arrives here.
Shelter-At-Home declaration guidelines found at LDFTribe.com
We give a Chi-Migwiich to everyone through this trying time. We observe every day the hard work and generous contributions of many community members, employees & volunteers this does not go unnoticed and is very much appreciated.
However, there is a need to have more volunteers ready to assist us now and in the days ahead. Please contact Leanne Valliere, ICS Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or 715.588.3371 ext. 1912 if you can help.
President Joseph Wildcat, Sr.
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians/On behalf of Tribal Council