Blackfeet authorizes 14-day mandatory shut down of entire reservation due to Covid-19
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 – 3:00 P.M.
PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE BLACKFEET TRIBAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
Due to the rising numbers of active COVID-19 cases on the Blackfeet Reservation, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, in an emergency meeting today, authorized a 14 day mandatory shut down of the entire reservation beginning Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
This will allow individuals to get supplies they need.
The shut down was based upon the recommendation by our Public Health Officials. For every 2 tests, 1 is positive.
Blackfeet Community Hospital will also be going back to a Phase 1 closure.
Everyone needs to take this serious. Reservation wide, there are 83 active cases as of today and a few hundred on quarantine. COVID-19 can affect everyone, regardless of age or health.
Law Enforcement will be on full force to cite and fine individuals not complying with the shut down.
More details will be forthcoming. Please stay tuned on our Facebook page, local radio and tv, newspapers.
We remind everyone to follow the CDC guidelines and Blackfeet Tribe Ordinance 121.