Due to an increase in the number of new coronavirus cases in the month of June, the Colorado River Indian Tribes have reinstated their mask mandate for stores, businesses and other public places on Tribal land.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes has been tracking the number of positive cases for April and May 2022. The numbers of cases during these months are as follows:
Month of April 2022 – 5 new positive cases of COVID-19
Month of May 2022 – 18 new positive cases of COVID-19
The Colorado River Indian Tribes has been notified of sixty-one (61) new positive cases of coronavirus from June 1st – June 24rd, 2022. Currently, there are fifteen (15) active cases resulting from individuals who were tested at the Parker Indian Health Center. These individuals are residents of the Colorado River Indian Reservation. This brings the total of COVID cases to 1872. To date, there have been twenty-six (26) Tribal community member COVID related deaths.
For the week of June 23 – June 30, 2022 the Community Level is HIGH
Due to the HIGH level, the CRIT Mask Mandate will be in effect:
• Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk.
• All businesses, schools, and other entities shall be required to enforce the wearing of face masks by employees and patrons in accordance with Resolution No. 254-21.
The Department of Health and Social Services will work in conjunction with Parker Indian Health Center to identify and notify any persons that these individuals may have had contact with recently. If you have any symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, headache, myalgias (body aches), chills, repeating shaking with chills, and new loss of taste or smell please contact the Parker Indian Health Center or your primary physician.
Everyone is also reminded to continue to limit contact with anyone who is not a member of your immediate household, in order to protect themselves and their households.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wear a face mask when you must leave your home to conduct essential tasks.
• Avoid close contact with anyone outside of your immediate household.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue and immediately discard the tissue in the trash.