June 30, 2020
Fort Hall- Due to the recent surge of positive cases on the Fort Hall Reservation, we wanted to take a moment to share the Tribes Quarantine Policy. The Fort Hall Business Council, following CDC guidelines, has established a Quarantine policy for the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 is creating a significant health risk to the Fort Hall community.
Under this Quarantine policy, residents of the Fort Hall Reservation who have:
1) tested positive for COVID-19 (who are now sick and contiguous and must be isolated in quarantine)
2) and/or been contacted by investigative health care agencies (Public Health District, Indian Health Service, or Tribal Health department) and notified that they been exposed to COVID-19, and must be quarantined (separated from others who have not tested positive, or who have not been exposed to COVID-19) at their normal place of residence.
Are those individuals that shall remain in quarantine until they are medically released or do not show symptoms of the COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) for at least 72 hours. The Tribal Health Department shall monitor the quarantined individuals.
Any non-member of the Tribe found in violation of the quarantine requirements shall be guilty of a civil infraction and fined, through Tribal Courts. The first violation will be subject to $250 fine, a second violation will be subject to a $500 fine. Any subsequent violations will be subject to a $1000 fine.
Any Shoshone-Bannock Tribal member found in violation of this quarantine shall forfeit their gaming per capita for one year.
For any questions, please contact Eric King, Incident Commander of the COVID-19 Task Force of the Emergency Operations Center, at 208-237-0137, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to visit the Tribes official COVID-19 web page