The Suquamish Tribe is monitoring the Covid-19 coronavirus situation carefully while continuing to take steps to educate, reduce risk, and care for Tribal members and the wider Port Madison Indian Reservation community.
The Tribe and our health experts are coordinating with Washington State Department of Health, Kitsap Public Health District, and other local heath jurisdictions. At this time, we are especially focused on those who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus, particularly elders and those with compromised immune systems.
The Tribe is also weighing options on how to best proceed with the upcoming General Council meeting currently scheduled for March 14-15, as well as two upcoming Elders trips.
The Suquamish Tribe will continue to provide updates as needed.
In the meantime, simple measures can be taken by each member of the community that are proven to help limit the spread of this disease.
• Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Try to stay at least six feet away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
• Cover your coughs or sneezes in your elbow or into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
• Clean and disinfect high-use objects and surfaces such as doorknobs, faucet handles, railings, and shared keyboards.
• If you are ill, stay home and seek healthcare if needed.
The following websites are the some of the best sources for coronavirus updates and information: