PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are ordering everyone within their jurisdiction to stay in their homes except as needed to maintain critical necessities, effective immediately due to COVID-19 concerns.
Many states have already ordered shelter in place or stay at home orders, including Montana. The order was given “to further protect the health and well-being of all residents in the community,” a news release states.
The order remains in effect immediately until further notice. The order includes a list of exceptions allowing people to continue their work and to maintain health and well-being on the Reservation.
Residents will have access to necessities such as food, prescriptions, and health care.
When people need to leave their homes, whether to obtain or access food, prescriptions or health care, or other authorized essential activities, they should practice social distancing with six feet between individuals for prevention.
“The CSKT – Lake County Unified Command Center (UCC) team is authorized to take necessary steps to ensure compliance with this Order,” the release concludes.
Click here to read the full shelter in place order.
The Tribal Council officially declared a state of emergency due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 on March 17.