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Blackfeet tribe continues COVID-19 restrictions

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Posted at 9:45 AM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 11:45:58-04

Friday marked day 63 of the Blackfeet tribe's stay at home order amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

They want to remind people that all restrictions still stay the same, and they're asking people to wear a mask if in public.

The tribe was recently approved for more than $30 million from the federal government as part of addressing COVID-19 issues.

We spoke with James McNeely, the public information officer of the tribe, about how the money will be used. "That would be making sure we have adequate testing supplies, personal protective equipment and other things related to this outbreak. We will have a more definite plan put in place as we go along."

Overall, Montana tribes will be receiving more than $172 million dollars from the federal government.

BLACKFEET COVID-19 ORDINANCE

> Curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

> Social Distancing
> Encourages the wearing of face masks while out in public
> Stay-at-Home order
> Business closure order
> Sale of alcohol: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Mon.-Weds.); 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Thurs.); CLOSED for sale (Fri.-Sun.)
> Vacation rental closures
> Closure of entrances to Glacier National Park located within the Blackfeet Reservation
> Closure of roads within the Blackfeet Reservation to non-essential travel
> Quarantine for 14 days if you have traveled to an area infected with COVID-19

Click here to visit the Blackfeet COVID-19 web page .