Community Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

April 1, 2020 - SWINOMISH TRIBE WAIVES LATE FEES AND INTEREST ON 2020 USE & OCCUPANCY TAX PAYMENTS RECEIVED BY MAY 30

In recognition of financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swinomish Tribal Senate today approved a 30-day waiver of all late penalties, charges, and interest for first-half 2020 Trust Improvement Use & Occupancy Tax payments by individual taxpayers.

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March 27, 2020 - UPDATE FROM THE SWINOMISH HEALTH CLINIC

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CONSULTATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AFTER REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AND ON WEEKENDS!

A Swinomish Provider is now available for telephone consultations after regular business hours from 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. We are also working to have televisits available in the very near future, which includes voice and video.

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March 25, 2020 - A MESSAGE FROM THE TRIBAL SENATE

In order to protect our community, the Swinomish Senate this morning passed a STAY-AT-HOME RESOLUTION. This Resolution requires all residents of the Swinomish Reservation to stay in their homes, except under limited circumstances.

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March 24, 2020 - A MESSAGE FROM THE TRIBAL SENATE

Due to COVID-19 and the Public Health Emergency, the Tallawhalt Committee and Senate approved a temporary suspension of Tallawhalt mortgage payments for three months (April, May and June), with the three payments deferred to the end of the mortgage. There will be no assessment of late fees and there will be no collection on delinquent accounts. The Tallawhalt Committee will review the temporary suspension in June to determine if additional time is warranted.


March 20, 2020 - The Swinomish Dental Clinic is available to ensure critical needs are met

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Dental Clinic will not be seeing any routine scheduled appointments until further notice. However, a limited staff of assistants and providers will continue to be available to ensure your critical needs are met.

The Swinomish Dental Clinic building is physically open in the mornings from Mon-Thurs from 8am-12pm, but only for urgent care patients that have been schedule and triaged by phone first.

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March 19, 2020 - The Swinomish Medical Clinic is open

Until further notice, please call the Medical Clinic at (360) 466.3167 to make an appointment. A Registered Nurse or Provider will call you back to discuss your symptoms and answer your questions. We will do everything we can to take care of your issue over the phone or with minimal contact inside the clinic. This is to protect you, your community, and health care staff.

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March 14, 2020 - Message from Tribal Chairman Steve Edwards

Dear Tribal Community,

The Swinomish Senate and staff are working to keep you and our community as safe as possible as we respond to the COVID-19 virus. I want to let you know what we are doing – and what you can do to help. This will take all of us working together and supporting each other. Our shared goal is to do all we can to protect the community, and especially our elders and those who already have health conditions. We are blessed to have dedicated and skilled Medical Clinic and other staff to guide and assist us

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ELECTION BOARD VACANY

The Election Board is soliciting Letters of Interest in order to fill a board vacancy.

Swinomish Tribal Code 2-1.080 (C)
Members of the Election Board shall be:

  1. Twenty-one (21) years of age or older;
  2. An enrolled member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  3. Not a current member of the Swinomish Senate; and
  4. A person who resides on the Swinomish Reservation as defined in this Chapter or is employed by the Tribe. 

Please submit your letter of interest to Election Officer Wendy Otto at the Administration Building or email wotto@swinomish.nsn.us.


PUBLIC NOTICE

SHELLFISH PSP MONITORING AT LONE TREE POINT

NO TOXIN DETECTED as of a butter clam sample on 9/9/19. Next sampling TBD. Tribal members may conduct subsistence harvesting on the reservation when beaches are indicated as OPEN and when they have a valid Ceremonial and Subsistence Shellfish Harvesting Permit from Swinomish Fisheries.

RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING

Six swimming beaches are OPEN for water contact activities as of 3/17/2020. Next sample is scheduled for APRIL 2020.

BURN BAN IN EFFECT

Burn Ban Lifted 10/1/2019. Call (360) 708-3118 to obtain a burn permit for large burn piles (greater than 4 ft x 4 ft x 3 ft tall).

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