Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians






Updated on 9/10/2020

COVID-19 Case Data

Gogebic  147 Confirmed Cases

Iron  38 Confirmed Cases

Ontonagon  36 Confirmed Cases

Vilas  139 Confirmed Cases



The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is committed to taking necessary steps to keep the Tribal community and the Watersmeet community-at-large protected and armed with the most recent information on the COVID-19 outbreak within the Lac Vieux Desert Reservation. Please visit this page often for updated information.


  • Mandatory Mask Wearing and Social Distancing, Effective 8/14/2020
    • Pursuant to Tribal Council Resolution T2020-085, effective immediately ALL Residents of the Lac Vieux Desert Reservation are required to properly wear a face covering which fully covers their nose and mouth while in any public place on the Reservation or when in close contact (within six (6) feet) with other individuals. In addition, ALL Residents of the Lac Vieux Desert Reservation must limit all social gatherings or events among persons not part of the same household to ten (10) or less individuals and be held in such a way that individuals are able to maintain at least six (6) feet between members of different households. There is no restriction on gatherings of ten (10) or more persons who reside in the same household. These public health directives shall be enforced under the Lac Vieux Desert Criminal Code, Section 2-51-5 and may subject violators to civil and criminal penalties.


For more information regarding assistance programs related to COVID-19 such as the LVD Community Cares Fund, LVD Education Assistance Fund, COVID-19 Tribal Member Relief Program, please call the COVID-19 Hotline 1-888-573-0105



What Tribal Members need to know about COVID-19What You Can Do if You are at Higher Risk of Severe Illness from COVID-19


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Coming Soon....

  • Text Messaging Capabilities to better communicate with Tribal Members and Employees...stay tuned to sign up to receive real time community, program, meeting and other important announcements.
  • NEW LVD Website -  Note: Some menu items and links may not work immediately. Thank you for your patience as we continue to update the new website and improve communication with Tribal Members and the public.  Your feedback is welcome!
  • COVID-19 Tribal Member Relief Applications are available starting August 31, 2020. Applications can be returned in person, by fax and by email at  Please contact Tribal Treasurer Andrea Russell for more details.

Upcoming Events and Important Dates...

Tribal Council/PEFC Meetings

September 24, 2020 Special Tribal Council Meeting,  10:00 a.m. (Tribal Center)

∗ Meeting dates, times and location subject to change based on current COVID-19 environment.

Committee and Board Meetings


2020 Tribal Election

Primary Election

Pursuant to Resolution T2020-093 dated 9/11/2020
September 15, 2020 Primary Election Date


General Election

November 9, 2020 Deadline for Absentee Ballot Requests
November 14, 2020 General Election Date

Click here for a copy of the LVD Constitution

Click here for a copy of the Election Ordinance

Click here for a copy of the Election Ordinance Special Circumstances Provisions

Click here for a copy of the 2020 Election Absentee Ballot Request

Click here for a copy of the 2020 Primary Certified List of Candidates

Please see the Official 2020 Election Chronology for additional dates and more information.



STATE INDIAN DAY9.16.2020 Conservation Committee Posting9.16.2020 Health Board Posting9.16.2020 Utility Authority PostingLVD Elders Gathering 20209.14.2020 LVD Elders Gathering Concerns Flyer2020 09 11 Special Circumstance Election Notice2020 08 28 COVID RELIEF PYMT FLYER

LVD Covid-19 Community Care Fund Flyer



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