Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF
July 27, 2020

 

Good Morning Friends & Relatives,

 

*EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: As of today, July 28, 2020, the Ute Indian Tribe has 3 active COVID-19 cases, with 1 recovered. Uintah County has 33 COVID-19 active cases and 36 recovered. While, Duchesne County has 47 COVID-19 active cases with 2 hospitalization and 17 recovered.

Emergency Management would like to remind all the spectators and drummers who were at the Sundance over the weekend to please watch for the following signs or symptoms: Cough, Sore Throat, and Fever of 100.4, body aches, loss of taste or smell, and shortness of breath. If you start experiencing symptoms we ask you to self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19. We acknowledge there were visitors from other states that were present and we just want to bring forth the awareness. We also ask as a courtesy to the people, that anyone who has left the basin to take the same precautions for the protection of the people and tribal communities.

If you have not completed the CENSUS2020, Emergency Management will be coming to your community going door to door asking for your help in completing the CENSUS for the Ute Indian Tribe. We ask you to assist us in this matter, this will help determine how much vaccine we will get for our Reservation. Our goal is to make sure that no one is left behind and everyone gets counted when it comes to protecting the people.

Ute Indian Tribe Fish & Wildlife will be doing a BIG Game Drawing this morning at 9:30 a.m., livestream on the Emergency Management Facebook Page, they will be drawing additional Bison permits.

Emergency Management Department is also still spraying elderly homes upon request, cleaning yards, and tree removal for elderly 65+, you can contact Felicia Pike-Cuch (UIT Emergency Manager) at (435) 725-4891 for more information. Again, we ask you to like us on Facebook (Ute Tribe Emergency Management Page), or visit our information boards placed in all tribal communities. Thank you and let us continue fight the fight and stay COVID free.

*U&O IHS UPDATE:

-  Drive Through Testing Every Wednesday 8:15 AM until 11:45 AM. Please call and make an appointment so your test can be ordered before you drive up.

- If you need a test for a scheduled appointment on the Wasatch Front, or to return to work or because you are feeling sick, you can schedule a testing appointment Monday through Friday when the Wednesday Drive Through Testing is not open.

- If you have questions about quarantine or need assistance because you are quarantined, you can reach out to the Ute Tribe Public Health Authority at (435)725-4902.

2 New IHS Employees: Emilee Ducote, RN will be working alongside of Roe McDonald as a Case Manager. Natalie Garcia is the new Patient Registration Clerk at the Front Desk.

*Dr. Myers (contract doctor) is back for a few months seeing patients in the clinic. With the increase in COVID cases in the Basin, Please wear your masks, social distance, avoid large gatherings, wash your hands and only go places that you must go to.

*UTE TRIBE SENIOR PROGRAM: The Ute Senior Program is for those over Fifty-five years old & enrolled with the Ute Tribe.

  • By Ute Tribe Resolution from the Ute Business Committee, Requires all tribal members to stay home due to COVID-19.
  • As of May 2020, By Ute Tribe Resolution from the Ute Business Committee requires all tribal members to curfew due to COVID-19.

These items have not been lifted as of yet.

- Ute Tribe Senior Title Vl, Grant Meals: The Ute Senior Center meal service change is due to surrounding health conditions and to keep our tribal elderly safe, along with staff and their families. Only homebound meals will be done at this time. Be advised that meal delivery times are from 11:30 am or (earlier) to 1:35 pm. Individuals are required to keep pets, safely away from delivery staff & vehicles.

- To Best Protect Yourself:

1) Wash Hands Regularly with soap and water for more than 20 seconds.

2) STAY HOME ESPECIALLY WHEN SICK OR COMING FROM ANOTHER AREA.

3) Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, repeat hand wash.

4) Call ahead to the E.R or I.H.S They have a procedure in place and must be followed.

- REMINDER: The Ute Tribe does not have all its employees back to work. It is unlikely they will return anytime soon due to the rise of COVID-19 cases surrounding us.

- Again-Reminder: The Ute Senior Program doesn’t have any maintenance workers, since 2014. The tribe doesn’t have all the workers back on duty.

- ATTENTION: FOR THOSE TRAVELING OUT OF THE AREA: It is required that tribal membership check-in with UIT Emergency Management to let them know when traveling out of the basin area. This is for the safety of all tribal members. If you have traveled out of the area, and are on the meals list, it is required that we know. We will continue to delivery but measures have to be in place

1) Self Isolation in home for required for 7 to14 days

2) Mask must be wore and all workers are prohibited from entering home. à

3) All delivery meals are to be placed in a cooler outside homes.

4) I.H.S and C.H.R’s will clear individuals.

5) Those living off the reservation that come to visit, again let Ute Emergency Management know of this visit.

We are still in a health crisis, things have changed and for the survival of our people we must all be understanding and trust the leadership at this time. Don’t forget to wear a mask, bandana, scarf to help protect yourself and others. For any questions feel free to call the office (435-725-4231)

 

*NATURAL RESOURCE DEPARTMENT: At this time, the Natural Resource Department would like all tribal membership who required an Agriculture/Home site Assignment to please come into our office or call and provide a current mailing address and phone number. Please feel free to contact the Resource office @ (435-725-4829) or (435-725-4838)

 

*HIGHWAY 40 GUSHER UPDATE: Earthwork and excavation will be taking place next week in preparation for the next phase of road construction. Please follow posted speed limits and signage while driving through the work zone. Road construction is anticipated to run through the end of this year. Improvements include: adding an eastbound passing lane, center turn lane, and widening shoulder areas to enhance safety and improve mobility.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further questions and concerns you can reach there line @ (855-740-8740)

*UTE TRIBE TRANSIT: The Ute Tribe Transit is On-Call should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Transit please call (435-823-8880)

*UTE LANGUAGE: DUE to the respect for our tribal members – Safety First Always. No Classes are scheduled until further notice. Thank You from Maylee Mountain.

 

*UIT HOUSING AUTHORITY: Is accepting applications for 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom units for low income rental program. For more information call: (435-722-4656)

 

*TRIBAL OPIOID RESOURCE CENTER: 2020 Intertribal Opioid Wellness Summit. Hope, Healing, & Resiliency. Online Community Gathering. Adults & Teens. July 28th – 31st, 2020. 9:30 am – 12:45 pm. For question contact Michelle Chapoose @ (435-722-1200)

*UIT MOSQUITO ABATEMENT: Please Help Us Help You. It is a goal of the Ute Indian Tribe Mosquito Abatement to provide you and your neighbors with the finest level of public health mosquito control possible. We cannot achieve this critically important goal without your cooperation and help. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILTY OF EVERY CITIZEN WHO PRODUCES MOSQUITOES ON THEIR PROPERTY TO HELP ENSURE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NOT ONLY THEIR FAMILY, BUT OF THEIR NEIGHBORS AND THE PUBLIC. A SIMPLE PHONE CALL HELPS EVERYONE. We received our mosquito testing results back. We have the state’s first West Nile Positive for 2020. The area that has tested positive is around 4000 N on the Lapoint HWY. I would like to remind everyone that West Nile Virus is avoidable if you protect yourselves. Use an EPA approved repellent, wear long sleeves and pants. Also dump all containers that can hold water. We have made arrangements with the Uintah Mosquito Abatement District to provide additional truck spraying in this area. We are having some issues with one of our spray rigs, until this gets repaired we will be down to one truck. If anyone has any questions please get ahold of us. Mosquito Abatement can be reached @ (435-725-4839)

 

*UTE INDIAN TRIBE JOB VACANCIES:

Ute Home Mortgage LLC

- Mortgage Officer

Fish & Wildlife

- Director

Natural Resource

- Director

Social Service

- Director (Certified)

Ute Housing Authority

- Executive Director

- Grounds Keeper

Security

- Security Officer

Adult Court

- Prosecutor

- Public Defender

BIA/OJS Law Enforcement

- Tribal Police Officer

Tribal Transportation Program

- Transportation Director

 

*UTE TRIBAL ENTERPRISE, LLC JOB VACANCIES:

Ute Plaza

- Lead Cashier

- Meat Lead

Ute Crossing Grill

- Server

- Line Cook

- Head Chef

Fort Duchesne Ute Petroleum

- Manager

- Stocker

- Cashier (3) Positions : Part time

- Krispy Crunchy Chicken Worker (3) Positions : Part Time

Myton Ute Petroleum

- Manager

- Manager on Duty

- Cashier

- Deli Worker (3) Positons : Part time

For more information contact: the Human Resource Office @ (435-725-4017)

 

*UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE: The next Bulletin Deadline: Monday August 3, 2020. Bulletin will be out: Monday August 10, 2020. Please submit your articles and photos to Ute Bulletin Office to, reginam@utetribe.com,

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