Tribal Operations Closure Extended

From the Health Director:

Quick update post-work session with Tribal Council. Shelter-in-place orders remain in effect through Friday May 1st. Tribal Operations to remain closed through Friday May 1st. Additional updates and information to follow pending future meetings.

The Clinic had another positive result this afternoon with the person living on the Settlement. We also received 2 negative tests today and have zero pending tests out at this time. The positive individual is following isolation protocols and we are hoping for a speedy recovery.

With that, we all must hold fast in our efforts to keep the virus from exploding on the Settlement. Continue to avoid other people’s homes, wash your hands, and wear a mask if possible. I know this isn’t always easy but all of your actions and personal choices determine our future so hold the line. According to some data analysis, the peak in Iowa should hit around first week of May. This estimation changes daily as data is entered. I cannot say what our future will hold but until we can all follow the protocols, we will never get to the day when we can begin to create the new, post-viral world.

~ Rudy Papakee, Meskwaki Health Director