Dear Tribal Community,


All Tribal government buildings have been closed since Nov. 9 as a proactive approach against COVID-19. After recommendation from Medical Director Dr. Alan Shelton and the COVID-19 Response Team, Tribal Council has extended the closure until Feb. 16, 2021. Building access is limited, and by appointment-only with supervisory approval.


As with previous closures, we must continue services to the Membership, so departments need to stay open and employees will be expected to telework. Paid administrative leave may be available for those unable to telework, with supervisory approval.


The Tribe has taken numerous measures to ensure the safety of our employees during the coronavirus outbreak, including encouraging teleworking for positions that allow, implementing social distancing, installing Plexiglas barriers, remodeling building entries, and conducting regular cleaning and disinfection of buildings.


You can learn more about steps you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on our website:http://puyallup-tribe.com/COVID19/covid.php.


You can find the latest information about drive-through vaccination clinics for PTHA patients at eptha.com.


You can also find a list of mobile testing clinics on Pierce County Emergency Management’s website: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/6758/Covid-19-Mobile-Testing.


Stay well. Stay safe.


–Puyallup Tribal Administration