Blackfeet Nation COVID-19 Resources

The Blackfeet Nation is prioritizing the safety and needs of tribal members during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council established the COVID-19 Incident Command to update the public on news, ordinances, and resources.

This page will continue to be updated as COVID-19 news and updates arise.

If you are in need of immediate medical care, dial 911.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call Blackfeet Community Hospital’s Coronavirus Hotline at (406) 338-6304 to discuss your condition before visiting a clinic. 

If you DO NOT live on the Blackfeet Reservation, contact your local clinic for instructions.

If you live on the Blackfeet Reservation, click here to find a health facility near you. 

The Incident Command is now under the Emergency Winter Plan effective February 10, 2021.

If you need emergency wood (completely out and it’s your only source of heat) you will be priority and if you need food, please contact Emergency Dispatch at 338-2946 or 338-2231. If you need shelter, contact Crystal Creek at 338-6330.

All other emergencies, please call 911.

Please stay safe & stay warm!

Blackfeet Nation Phase Plan

The Blackfeet Nation declared a State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 15, 2020, and remains in this State of Emergency to date.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn the facts about COVID-19, then download and print our FAQ handout to share with your friends and relatives.

Important Updates

The Emergency Winter Plan went into effect on February 10 at 12:00pm.
If you need emergency wood or food, please contact Emergency Dispatch at 338-2946 or 338-2231.
If you need shelter, contact Crystal Creek at 338-6330.
Please stay safe & stay warm!
  • Stay home
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Keep 6 feet of physical space
  • Protect elders and vulnerable people

Moderna Vaccine Factsheet

Pfizer Vaccine Factsheet

Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine distribution

COVID-19 Vaccine information

About the Vaccine

Allocations of COVID-19 vaccine are made weekly to the Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS). As vaccines are received, IHS is distributing and administering vaccine consistent with guidance provided by the CDC and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices:
  • Phase 1a: health care personnel and long term care facility residents
  • Phase 1b: persons 75 years and older and frontline essential workers (first responders, teachers, food and agriculture, manufacturing, correction workers, U.S. Postal Service, public transit, and grocery store workers)
  • Phase 1c: people aged 65 to 74 years old and people 16 to 64 years old who have high-risk medical conditions, and other essential workers
  • Phase 2: all other persons aged ≥16 years not already recommended for vaccination in Phases 1a, 1b, or 1c

Distribution Plan

  • Following the CDC ACIP interim recommendation for groups to be vaccinated, Blackfeet Community Hospital will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to those persons 75 years and older (phase 1b).
  • Vaccination will take place at Blackfeet Community Hospital on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, from 8:00AM-4:30PM.
  • You will be contacted by Blackfeet Community Hospital with your appointment time and place.
  • Please enter at the South/Administration doors. Stop at the screening table. You will then be escorted to the clinic. Please wear a mask at all times.
  • Call the South Clinic at 338-6305 if you have any questions.

Press Releases and Community Announcements

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Blackfeet Care Center

PUBLIC NOTICE FROM THE BLACKFEET CARE CENTER - JULY 9, 2021: Due…
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Blackfeet Update: COVID-19 Cases

As of June 23, 2021, the Blackfeet reservation has had 0 active…
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Covid deaths ravaged this Native American Tribe. Now, 98% of eligible citizens are vaccinated.

Covid deaths ravaged this Native American Tribe. Now, 98% of…

Find more updates on the News page

Applications

The Blackfeet Nation is suffering great sorrow and grief due to the losses of our community and family members. In order to alleviate some of the burden due to these losses, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has appropriated funds to cover funeral/mortuary costs of those loved-ones’ services.

Apply here

This program is being offered by Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) to help individuals reduce their heating costs.

More information on applying

Before conducting business on the Blackfeet Reservation, obtain a Blackfeet business license.

Apply here

Community Resources

Blackfeet Nation Actions

The Blackfeet Nation is prioritizing our tribal members’ safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BTBC Amendment to the Blackfeet Tribe Phased Protocols for the Emergency Operations Plan – Phase 3 New Normal (June 16, 2021)

Approving the Fifth Amendment to the Blackfeet Tribe COVID-19 Business regulation order (June 16, 2021)

Updating COVID-19 Offenses Pursuants to Current COVID-19 Phase 3 382-2021 (June 16, 2021)

Resolution: Amending Resolution 16-2018 Updating Phase 3 of the “Blackfeet Tribe Phased Protocols” of the “Blackfeet Tribal Emergency Operations Plan” (2018) (March 9, 2021)

Resolution: Authorizing CARES Act Funds to Pay for COVID-19 Funeral/Mortuary Costs for Tribal Members/Residents of the Blackfeet Reservation (October 28, 2020)

Resolution: Continuing Current Fines and Offenses beginning on October 26, 2020, until Further Notice Under Current Phase Restrictions (October 28, 2020)

Resolution: Amending Resolution 92-2018 to Include “Blackfeet Tribe Phased Protocols”, “Data Management Policy,” and “Spreadsheet Reporting Model” as a Support Annex to the “Blackfeet Tribal Emergency Operations Plan” (October 21, 2020)

Resolution: Approving 2nd Amended Quarantine Order (August 28, 2020)

Resolution: Approving 1st Amended Isolation Order (August 28, 2020)

Resolution: Extending Closure of Blackfeet Tribe in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak on the Blackfeet Reservation Until Further Notice (August 19, 2020)

Resolution: Adopting the Blackfeet Tribal Program Infection/Exposure Response Plan (July 27, 2020)

Resolution: Approving CARES Act Funds for the Solid Waste Program in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 15, 2020)

Resolution: Enacting Isolation Order (July 15, 2020)

Resolution: Approving Interim Employee Status during the Stay At Home Order to July 31, 2020 (July 15, 2020)

Resolution: Approving Amended Quarantine Order (July 14, 2020)

Resolution: Extending Closure of Blackfeet Reservation to July 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19 Outreach (July 10, 2020)

Resolution: Approving CARES Act Funds to Compensate Glacier Family Foods Employees for Hazard Pay (July 9, 2020)

Resolution: Re-affirming Closure of Blackfeet Tribe in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak on the Blackfeet Reservation (June 29, 2020)

Resolution: Approving the Second Amendment to the Blackfeet Tribe COVID-19 Ordinance (June 9, 2020)

Resolution: Extending the Business Regulation Order and Blackfeet Tribal Office Closure to June 30th 2020 (May 28, 2020)

Resolution: Approving the Blackfeet Tribe COVID-19 Business Regulation Order 
(April 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Alcohol Closure on the Blackfeet Reservation from 6:00 p.m. on through 12:00 p.m. on Mondays (April 27, 2020)

Non-Resident / Non-Member Fishing License Suspended (April 21, 2020)

Cancel All 2020 Community Events (April 8, 2020)

Postpone 2020 Heart Butte Indian Days Celebration (April 8, 2020)

Postpone Browning 2020 North American Indian Days Celebration (April 8, 2020)

Cancel Glacier Half Marathon (April 8, 2020)

Alcohol Sales (April 8, 2020)

Traffic Restriction Order (April 1, 2020)

Closure of Vacation Rental Businesses Order (April 1, 2020)

Stay at Home Order (April 1, 2020)

Social Distancing Order (April 1, 2020)

Quarantine Order (April 1, 2020)

Resolution: Approving the Blackfeet Tribe COVID-19 Ordinance (April 1, 2020)

Amend the Proclamation to “Stay At Home or Place of Residence” (March 27, 2020)

Amended Proclamation: Blackfeet Reservation COVID-19 Ordinance (March 27, 2020)

Proclamation: Blackfeet Reservation COVID-19 Ordinance (March 25, 2020)

Resolution: Reaffirming Emergency Declaration Addressing the COVID-19 Outbreak for the Blackfeet Indian Reservation (March 15, 2020)

Blackfeet COVID-19 Emergency Declaration (March 15, 2020)

Resolution: Reaffirming Emergency Declaration Addressing the COVID-19 Outbreak for the Blackfeet Indian Reservation (March 15, 2020)

Blackfeet COVID-19 Emergency Declaration (March 15, 2020)

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