Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

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COVID UPDATE

Lac Vieux Desert Health Center – Watersmeet

Testing at the LVDHC began in early April, 2020.   In recent weeks, we have seen a consistent rise in positives cases in both the Watersmeet community and surrounding communities. In an effort to prevent further community spread, we are providng daily (M-F) testing to both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. We can provide testing to 30 patients per day. We have the capacity to test 16 patients per day on our Abbott (rapid) testing equipment; these tests results are available the same day.   Rapid tests are used for patients presenting with active COVID-19 symptoms. If you do not meet that criteria, your test will be sent to one of our reference labs with results typically available within 3-5 days. To learn more information, or to schedule a test please contact us at 906-358-4588.
 
Below, you will find our testing totals. The first set of numbers represents tests collected from April, 2020 through the end of October, 2020.   The second and third set of numbers represent the tests we have collected in the month of November, 2020. From here forward, we will post result activity daily (M-F). We will keep the current month separate from the cumulative totals. Please note our positive cases of COVID-19 are also reported to the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and will likely be reflected in the numbers reported by county below.

 

COVID-19 Testing Totals 04/01/2020 - 10/31/2020

Total Tests Collected:  2003

Total Negatives:            1938

Total Positives:                   65

Total Pending:                      0

 

LVDHC - WATERSMEET

COVID-19 Testing Totals 11/1/2020 – 11/19/2020

Total Tests Collected:   501

Total Negatives:             406

Total Positives:                52

Total Pending:                 43

Tribal Members* in Isolation: 4

Tribal Members* in Quarantine: 10

Tribal Members* Recovered: 8

* (Federally Recognized Tribe living/working in community)

 

LVDHC – EAGLE RIVER

COVID-19 Testing Totals 11/1/2020 – 11/19/2020

Total Tests Collected:  136

Total Negatives:              96

Total Positives:                26

Total Pending:                  14

 

COVID-19 Case Data           by County

Updated on 11/19/2020

Gogebic:  685 Confirmed Cases

Iron: 653 Confirmed Cases

Ontonagon:  251 Confirmed Cases

Houghton: 1,373 Confirmed Cases

Vilas:  1,064 Confirmed Cases

IMPORTANT NOTICE - REIMPLEMENTED MANDATORY CURFEW AND LIMITATIONS ON GATHERING:

November 18, 2020 - Effective October 15, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. Midnight, pursuant to Tribal Council Resolution T2020-0119, to preserve the public health and safety of the member residents of the Lac Vieux Desert Reservation and to mitigate the risk of infection and subsequent transfer of illness, any individual on the Reservation shall not loiter, idle or congregate in or on any public street, highway, alley, park or any other public space between the hours of 10:00 p.m. midnight and 6 a.m. Curfew requirements shall be in effect until 6:00 a.m., Thursday, December 3, 2020 unless extended by the Tribal Council. Individuals may continue the following activities after curfew:

• Travel to or from employment or to perform the tasks of employment if those tasks necessarily put them in the public space.
• Perform necessary government activities.
• Perform tasks that are necessary to their immediate health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets).
• Provide emergency care for minors, dependents, the elderly, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons.

In addition, all social gatherings or events among persons not part of the same household must be limited to 10 or less individuals and be held in such a way that individuals are able to maintain at least 6 feet between members of different households.

There is no restriction on gatherings of 10 or more persons who reside in the same household.

Failure to abide by the directives of Tribal Council Resolution T2020-119, may be subject to criminal penalties under the Lac Vieux Desert Criminal Code, Section 2-51-5.

Resolution T2020-0119

TRIBAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

October 7, 2020 - Per directive of the Tribal Council, for the safety of Tribal Members and employees, due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases within and immediately outside of the Lac Vieux Desert Community, all Tribal Government offices will be locked and services will be available by appointment only.  Office hours and business operations will continue as normal, please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

 

LVD TRIBAL GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT

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.

TRIBAL GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES

  • 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. 

COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAMS

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

 

 

COVID by Ethnicity

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

2020 Tribal Election Information

2020 11 18 Special Circumstance Election Notice

Click here for a copy of the Special Circumstance Notice Related to the 2020 General Election

Click here for a copy of Tribal Council Resolution T2020-118 Regarding Special Circumstances

OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

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 Circumstance Provisions

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Now accepting applications....

LVD COMMUNITY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FUND APPLICATION

FIRST FY2020 TRIBAL MEMBER COVID-19 RELIEF APPLICATION

SECOND FY2020 TRIBAL MEMBER COVID-19 RELIEF APPLICATION

TRIBAL ELDERS COVID-19 HOME REPAIR, UTILITY ASSISTANCE AND WINTERIZATION PROGRAM

Coming Soon....

  • Text Messaging Capabilities are here.  Please contact Tribal Secretary Alice Brunk to update your contact information and ensure you receive up-to-date information.
  • 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 (Round 1 and 2) are due by December 15, 2020. Applications can be returned in person, by fax and by email at  lvdcovidreliefpayment@lvd-nsn.gov.  Please contact Tribal Treasurer Andrea Russell for more details.

Upcoming Events and Important Dates...

Tribal Council/PEFC Meetings

Public Enterprise and Finance Commission

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. (Budget Meeting) via Zoom

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Special PEFC at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom

  • Friday, December 18, 2020 Regular PEFC at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Regular PEFC Mtg at 9:00 a.m. (TBD)

Tribal Council

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom (Special Tribal Council Mtg - BPL)

  • Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom (Special Tribal Council Mtg - LVD Health Center)

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Regular Tribal Council Mtg at 3:30 p.m. at the NWCR Event Center
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Regular Tribal Council Mtg at 3:30 p.m. (TBD)

Committee and Board Meetings

Conservation Committee

  • Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (Conference Call)
  • Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (Conference Call)

LVD Health Board

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Housing Committee

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the LVD Housing Office

 

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