UPDATE 06/27 5:30 pm - According to Eileen Henderson with Blackfeet Nation Incident Command, the announcement comes after a Cutbank resident tested positive for COVID-19 in Glacier County Friday night, following visits in Blackfeet communities over the past two weeks.
Henderson encourages residents to reach out to tribal government officials if they have any questions or concerns around the orders or the Coronavirus.
“We just want to let the community know that we’re here for them if they need us. We are working on getting a 24 hour station here setup for the community to call in,” said Henderson.
She says more announcements around the situation are scheduled to go out on Monday.
BROWNING- The Blackfeet Tribe Business Council and Blackfeet COVID-19 Incident Command have issued new orders taking effect immediately due to community spread of COVID-19 on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
According to the Blackfeet Covid-19 Incident Command Facebook, the orders taking effect immediately are as follows:
Mandatory 14 day stay at home order for Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Stop All Social Gatherings (including, but not limited to restaurant dine-in, campgrounds, group gatherings, fishing derbies, golf, weddings, fireworks, parade, etc.)
Identify facility for quarantine.
The motion was made by Councilman T. Tatsey, 2nd by councilman M. Pollock, and was carried unanimously.