Suquamish Tribe’s Toolkit for Businesses

In response to the Suquamish Tribal Council’s facial covering policy (Resolution # 2020-104) and overall COVID–19 response, the Suquamish Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center would like to assist our Port Madison Indian Reservation businesses during this global public health emergency.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the social and economic vitality of our local community. But we can lessen these impacts and recover from this public health pandemic when business owners like yourself take steps to reduce your risk and take steps now to recover. Working collaboratively with employees, the public, and local government, businesses can help strengthen both public health and community response in a manner that protects us all.

To support this effort, the Suquamish Tribe’s Office of Emergency Management has compiled this tool kit of resources with links to useful tools that are drawn from the following authoritative sources:

Suquamish Tribal Government

Main Website

Face masks now required in public spaces on Reservation

Downloadable PDF of this tool kit

 

Kitsap Health District               

Main Website

The Role of Employers in Effective Contact Tracing

Kitsap County COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard

 

Kitsap County

Main Website

Kitsap County Pathway to Recovery Playbook

 

Washington State Department of Health

Main Website

Business Information for Administrators and Employees

Food Workers and Establishments Guidance on COVID-19

Guidance for Daily COVID-19 Screening of Staff and Visitors

Checklist for Businesses with Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Guidelines for Grocery Stores

Guidelines for Grocery and Food Stores

Guidelines for Restaurants

Food Pantries Phase 2 Guidelines

Food Worker Employee Health & Decision Strategies

Safe Cleaning and Disinfection Guidance for Public Space

Posters

After You Are Done with Work

Be a Germ Buster. . .Wash Your Hands

Keep Them Clean

COVID-19 – General Information

COVID-19 Symptoms Poster

 

Washington State Coronavirus Response

Main Website

Safe Start: Business Guidance, County Status and What’s Open

Overview of COVID-19 Statewide Face Covering Requirements

FAQ for Businesses

Workplace safety guidance

Department of Labor Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Posters

Please wear a mask

Retail stores: general

“What does six feet look like?”

“We offer delivery”

“We offer pickup”

Product Limit sign 

Customer Capacity Limit sign 

Help keep Grocery store staff and customers safe

Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Phases 1 and 2 Workplace Safety and Health Requirements

Janitorial Safety Tip Sheet

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)     

Main Website

Resuming Business TOOLKIT

Considerations for Restaurants and Bars

Planning Guides & Checklists

Get Your Workplace Ready for Pandemic Flu

Get Your Mass Gatherings Ready for Pandemic Flu

Pandemic Flu Checklist: Workplace Administrators

Pandemic Flu Checklist: Event Planners

Posters

Slow the Spread of Germs

Don’t Spread Germs at Work (Employers)

Don’t Spread Germs at Work

Stay Home if You’re Sick (Employers)

Stay Home if You’re Sick

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Main website

COVID-19 Best Practice Information: Economic Recovery

FEMA Recovery & Economic Support

Public Assistance Disaster-Specific Guidance – COVID-19 Declarations

Face masks now required in public spaces on Reservation

The Suquamish Tribal Council approved a new resolution requiring a face covering in all public spaces on Port Madison Indian Reservation where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
This applies to areas including, but not limited to:
• Inside any Tribal-owned buildings, including any Tribal business, that are open to the public.
• Inside all other businesses open to the public.
• In healthcare settings, including Human Services Department, Wellness Department, and Health Benefits.
• While in or on a Tribal Government-owned boat with more than one occupant.
• While operating a Tribal Government-owned vehicle with more than one person.
• In outdoor public areas, including Tribal-owned and/or operated parks, trails, streets, sidewalks, lines for entry, exit, or service, and recreation areas, when a distance of at least six feet cannot be maintained from any non-household member.
This policy does not apply to children under five years old, although children two- to four-years-old are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in public when they are unable to maintain a six-foot distance from non-household members. Anyone with a medical or mental health condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a mask is also exempt.
Face covering are not required in your own home, and – provided you can maintain a six-foot distance from others – while seated at a restaurant, while engaged in indoor or outdoor exercise activities, while in outdoor areas, among a few other specific exemptions.

Suquamish Tribal Court slated to resume operations June 8

The Suquamish Tribal Court announced it will tentatively resume regular operations on June 8.

In an update to its Emergency Administrative Order filed May 28, the Court said the reopening could be delayed “depending on the status of the COVID-19 public health emergency.”

In the meantime, the Court  will continue to be available “to hear all matters of an urgent nature, including requests for all types of protection orders and emergency child welfare orders.”

Questions should be sent to the court clerks at suquamishcourt@suquamish.nsn.us or by calling (360) 394-8697.

You can read the full order here.

 

Suquamish Court Extends Modified Operations

The Suquamish Tribal Court extended its modified operations until at least May 15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Court is striving to address the needs of the community, while taking every precaution to keep community members healthy and prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” reads an updated Emergency Administrative Order, signed by Chief Judge Cindy K. Smith on April 30.

As part of the order, all criminal cases and jury trials are delayed until the court resumes normal operations, tentatively slated for May 18. This date, however, may be extended depending on the status of the public health emergency.

Meanwhile, all civil and child welfare cases have been rescheduled to June 2020.

The Court continues to be available “to hear all matters of an urgent nature, including requests for all types of protection orders and emergency child welfare orders.”

Any hearings will continue to be conducted via video teleconference.

Questions should be sent to the court clerks at suquamishcourt@suquamish.nsn.us or by calling (360) 394-8697.

The full order can viewed here.

Suquamish Tribe extends modified operations

The Suquamish Tribal Council has extended the order on Temporary Remote Tribal Government Operations until May 18, 2020.

This action was taken to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The full resolution can viewed here.

For information about how to contact Tribal government staff or obtain services during this time, please check here.

Tribal Court Orders Suspension in Payments

The Suquamish Tribal Court issued an Emergency Administrative Order this week that all court-ordered payment plans are now suspended through April and May.

“The Court is striving to address the needs of the community, while taking every precaution to keep community members healthy and prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” reads the order, signed by Chief Judge Cindy K. Smith on April 20. “Due to the pandemic, many people are not able to work and may be facing financial hardships.”

The order adds that those who had recently fallen behind on fishing fine payments, but were current as of March 1, will now be deemed current and will be able to obtain a sticker from the Court to show they are eligible to fish.

Those who were not current on their fishing fine payments as of March 1 are still not eligible to fish. However, Tribal members who get their payments up to date through March will be then be eligible.

The order also makes clear that the suspension of payments does not effect that total amount owed.

For more information email suquamishcourt@suquamish.nsn.us or call (360) 394-8697.

The full Emergency Order can be viewed here.

CARES Act: How much you can expect

Here’s a handy chart to help you determine how much stimulus money you should expect from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, better known as the Cares Act.

Click to enlarge.

Or download here:

CARES Act Cash Rebate One Pager

Wipes & paper towels clog the sewer!

Important Notice on Tribal-supplied Water and Sewer
From Suquamish Community Development Utilities Office

Wipes & paper towels clog the sewer! We are all using more cleaning supplies in response to the COVID-19 Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order. High demand of disinfectant wipes and low supply of toilet paper has created a sanitation challenge. Please discard ALL paper towels, wipes, and personal hygiene products in the trash, not the toilet. This includes all items marketed as flushable or disposable.  These items clog sewer lines and pumps.

Only toilet paper is safe to flush.  If you are served by a Tribally-operated sewer system and observe an alarm, please call 360-979-0109.

Water Supply— Residents may experience periodic discolored water and/or low pressure during this period of high residential demand. If you are supplied by a Tribally-operated system and experience sustained color and/or a significant drop in water pressure, please call 360-979-0109.

Tribal Government Operations (updated 4/6)

The Tribal Administration facilities will be closed to the public, and services will be suspended, effective April 6 – May 4, 2020. We will have limited staff available to respond to urgent issues with staff working remotely at a limited capacity.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please call (360) 598-4334, which is monitored regularly. You may also contact our response team by sending emails to: covid_questions@suquamish.nsn.us

The Suquamish Police Department

The Police Department lobby will be available to drop off child support payments, applications, housing payments, and other government-related paper­work. Staff and officers can also forward messages to other Tribal departments as needed.

Lobby Hours:
Mon-Fri – 8am to 4:30pm

Contact
Front Desk: (360) 598-4334
Emergency: 911

Telework and On-call Services

Child Tribal Welfare: (360) 394-8480

Communications: (360) 394-7184/7102

Community Development: (360) 394-8415

Emergency Work Orders: (360) 900-7050

Emergency Utilities: (360) 710-3223

Elders Meals: (360) 394-8413

Health Benefits: (360) 394-8466

Human Resources: (360) 394-8409

Human Services: (360) 394-8465

IT Help Desk: (360) 394-8485

Finance: (360) 394-8430

Fisheries: (360) 394-8438

Tribal Court: (360) 394-8697

Wellness Center

Therapists are still meeting with existing clients through phone/video sessions. A contact list of providers is available here.

Contact

Front desk: (360) 394-8558
Wellness Fax – (360) 598-1724
Emergency: 911
Crises Hotline: (888) 910-0416
Chat: www.imhurting.org

Video update from Chairman Forsman (3-30)

Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman provides the latest update to the Tribe’s ongoing efforts to address the coronavirus crisis.