July 2, 2020 - MESSAGE FROM THE TRIBAL CHAIRMAN
Dear Tribal Members, Reservation Residents, and Tribal Employees,
I want to thank every one of you once again for all you have done to help keep our community and Reservation safe and healthy.
Now, as we come up on the Fourth of July holiday, we all must continue to play it safe. We have to keep practicing our social distancing. Wear face masks. Limit our contact with those outside our households. Continue staying close to home, and refrain from unnecessary travel outside our local area. When we do interact with others, please stay outside and keep 6 feet apart. If you are high-risk, stay home as much as you can, for your own safety and health, and those you love. Wash your hands. And if you aren’t sure what is the right decision, just play it safe.
I know this is not easy for any of us. But the good news is that our work is continuing to pay off. We see that in the good health in our community, our friends and neighbors, and in the negative coronavirus test results at the Swinomish Medical Clinic.
I want to be clear – we are not out of the woods yet. So please stay safe, stay healthy and take care of one another.
Steve Edwards, Chairman
RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING
Six swimming beaches are OPEN for water contact activities as of JULY 7, 2020. Next sample is scheduled for JULY 13, 2020.
SHELLFISH PSP MONITORING AT LONE TREE POINT
NO TOXIN DECECTED as of a butter clam sample on JUNE 24, 2020. Next sampling date is JULY 23, 2020.
BURN BAN IN EFFECT
Burn Ban Lifted OCTOBER 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).