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Sault Tribe’s services, facilities and postponed events during COVID-19 closure

Untitled 1Due to the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases across the tribe’s seven-county service area, Sault Tribe is implementing operational plans for tribal programs and service area counties that are posted in the information bar below. These plans will help safeguard the health of tribal members and team members while still providing services to the membership. Please take care, wear masks in public spaces, practice social distancing and wash your hands often. Miigwech.

Approved COVID-19 related Sault Tribe policies and procedures

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Testing centers in the seven-county Sault Tribe service area vary by cost, hours, type of testing and eligibility for testing. Below is a list of the testing centers and their criteria.

Seven-County Service Area COVID Testing Centers

Free Covid-19 testing Dec. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Manistique Health Center while supplies last. Open to the public. For ages 6 and up. Please bring a photo ID. Provided by Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Mobile Laboratory Services.

Free Covid-19 testing - Manistique

Pharmacy pickup is once again available in the auditorium of the Sault Tribe Health Center from 9 am to 3 p.m. daily. Keep in mind that we are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday this week on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26th and 27.

It is our goal to maintain pharmacy pickup in the auditorium as long as we have sufficient pharmacy staff to do so. Your patience during these difficult times is appreciated.

Starting Nov. 24, 2020 Self-Collection COVID-19 kits are available to the public at the Sault Tribal Health Center in Sault Ste. Marie. Located in the lobby of the Health Center.

Samples must be returned to the collection box in the lobby by 2 p.m. the same day of collection in order to be tested.

Please fill out all required forms to ensure your sample can be tested.

Sample COVID-19 kits can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Patients will be called within 24 hours if they are positive for COVID-19.

Please see the attached DeMawating Development - Covid-19 Announcement updated Nov. 24, 2020.

DeMawating Development Notice

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. —The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Sault Kewadin Casino. Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the meetings are not open to the public.

Resolutions on the agenda are: Judicial Services and Continuing Funding under Budget Modifications; three partial waivers; and American Legion.

Under New Business is Committee Request, 2021 Board Calendar and Board Concerns.

December 1 Meeting Resolutions

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