March 10, 2021


Fort Hall- COVID19 cases are on a rise. Since last week, Fort Hall doubled in COVID cases. According to our Health officials, the “majority of cases are under the age of 18 years old.”  

According to the State of Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, variants are in Idaho. We caution Fort Hall to be safe when choosing to travel within the state, please keep wearing your facemask and keep your distance.  

Fort Hall Numbers for this week are: data reported as of March 9, 2021 at 4:00PM.

Total Cases To-Date  867 

Total Active Cases     11 

Total Currently Hospitalized      0 

Total Recovered to Date  838 

Total Deceased to Date    18 

Total Hospitalized to Date    75

% Hospitalized to Date 8.7%


Starting next week (week of March 15th), we will be adding one more screening day to the weekly screenings. This extra day will be a “drive-thru” style option at the Tribal Business Center utilizing the Tribes new mobile unit. Here are the screening results from this week’s screenings: 

Monday, March 8th – Eagle Lodge had 250 tests with 0 positives! Good job Fort Hall!  

Tuesday, March 9th – Buffalo Lodge had 212 tests with 0 positives! Good job Fort Hall!  

As a reminder, we will continue to provide these COVID Community Screenings until September 2021! This is great news for the Fort Hall community to help decrease the spread of COVID19. 

These screenings are open to other Native American Tribes that reside or work on the Fort Hall Reservation or non-Natives that reside or work in Fort Hall. Sho-Ban Tribal members please bring in your Tribal ID cards to receive the incentive cards. Incentive cards will be given for the month of March and April.  


To date the Tribes have given a total of 2,114 Moderna vaccines and 1,371 “booster” shots (the 2nd shot) given to the Fort Hall community. With the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there has been a total of 64 given out to-date. Total does given in Fort Hall is 3,549 vaccinations. This breaks down to covering 18% of our Reservation population to-date. This is a high rate compared to the surrounding region and state.  

The HRSA clinic is coordinating a Community Mass Vaccination on March 20th, more information will be posted on the Tribes Facebook page.  

Appointments for VACCINES can be made by calling the I.H.S at (208) 238-5427 or Tribal Health at (208) 238-5435 for patients who have an established IHS chart. If you live on the reservation or are a household member of an enrolled Tribal member please call (208) 478-3987 for information about receiving vaccinations from the Shoshone-Bannock Community Health Center.  If you need a ride to either clinic, please call the Fort Hall Transit Service at (208) 478-4069.

The next Community Mass Vaccination is scheduled for this Friday, March 12th from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the Sho-Ban High School gym. For those that received your 1st shot at last months Vaccination, please plan to attend to receive your 2nd booster shot. For those that would like a vaccine please plan to attend. Tribal Health will be giving out exclusive t-shirts and Tribal design facemasks to those that complete their 2nd vaccination at this event. If you already completed your vaccination, you are also eligible to receive by showing your vaccination card at the event.

The Tribes will have a Facebook LIVE this Thursday, March 11th at 12’noon on the Tribes official Facebook page, search for ‘shoban tribes.’ 

Click on the Tribes COVID19 website for ongoing updates on the COVID dashboard, facemask mandate, Tribal PSA’s, Facebook live recordings, etc.