COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION

Cases
Active:2     Recovered: 116

Tests
New Positives (Week):0     Positives: 89     Negatives: 2,186      Pending: 0

Vaccines Administered

Total: 20,549    Number to Elders: 9,941

*These numbers represent COVID-19 cases being tracked by the Tribe and tests completed at the Clinic. They may, or may not, be cases within the Grand Ronde Community.

TRIBAL OPERATIONS

Updates regarding the status of Tribal events, services and facilities.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER

Services and accessibility updates at the Grand Ronde Health & Wellness Center.

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SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO

Information regarding operation of the casino.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Contact information for a wide variety of COVID-19 resources.

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Vaccine Information

The Tribe is working hard to make sure the general public has access to the COVID-19 vaccine. However, we have made some changes to help ease the demands on Tribal staff. A few things to note:

COVID-19 Vaccination Line:

There is a new CTGR COVID-19 Vaccination Phone line that will help direct vaccination phone traffic to the appropriate place. The number is 503-879-1900.

Vaccinations at Grand Ronde Health and Wellness Center:

 Individuals who can receive the COVID-19 vaccination at the Grand Ronde Health and Wellness Center. Those eligible are:

  • CTGR Tribal Members, CTGR Spouses, CTGR Descendants, and Other Natives (with Tribal ID or Certificate of Indian Blood) 18 years and older.
  • CTGR Clinic patients with established care (not just pharmacy use) 18 years and older.
  • CTGR Governance employees 18 years and older.

For more information to schedule for COVID-19 vaccination, please call 503-879-1900.

Come prepared!
* Please complete the COVID-19 Administrative Record form.
* Expect the process to take 20-30 minutes (due to the observation time) and the vaccination to be administered in groups.
* Anyone with confirmed COVID-19 infection in the last 90 days will have vaccination deferred until 90 days out from recovered date.
* Anyone in isolation due to close contact must wait out isolation before receiving vaccine.
* Anyone who has had any type of vaccination in the past 14 days will be deferred vaccination until 14 days have passed.

General Public Vaccination Events: There are no public vaccination events planned at this time. 

Click here for more information on the Tribe’s Vaccination Plan

 

Grand Ronde Vaccination Clinics and Oregon Lottery

Vaccines administered by the Grand Ronde Tribe were entered into the Oregon Alert System as part of the reporting process. As a result, individuals vaccinated by the Grand Ronde Tribe are automatically included in the Oregon Lottery drawings announced last week by OHA.

Vaccination Clinics


Grand Ronde Vaccination Clinic

No COVID-19 vaccination events are currently planned. Please follow the Tribe's Facebook page for future announcements and updates. 


Chemawa Indian Health Center:

Chemawa Indian Health Center is currently scheduling COVID vaccine appointments for all registered patients 18 years and over. If you are not currently registered at Chemawa Indian Health Center, and are a member of a Federally recognized tribe, you may register at the clinic with a picture ID and CIB or Tribal ID.  Once registered you will be eligible to be given a COVID vaccine appointment.  To schedule a COVID vaccine appointment, please call 503-304-7600. 


Cow Creek Vaccination Clinic

Cow Creek has their mass vaccination clinics for tribal members and their households. The vaccination clinics will operate daily from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, with 50 appointments available each day. Vaccinations are available at the Seven Feathers Resort and also by appointment (20 per day) in the Tribe’s two medical clinics (Roseburg and Canyonville). Call 541-691-2483 to make an appointment at the mass vaccination site.

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If you suspect or have symptoms (fever, cough, sneezing)  and/or flu-like symptoms, please do not enter the Health & Wellness Center! To help limit possible exposure to others, please contact the receptionist at: (503) 879-2032 for triage and alternative entrance.

Updated COVID Graphic C2020 1208

TO FIND A TESTING LOCATION NEAR YOU, PLEASE VISIT:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-testing

COVID Chart 1

COVID-19 VIRAL TESTING

Positive COVID-19 Test: A positive COVID-19 test means that the individual tested has an active COVID-19 infection. They may, or may not, be showing symptoms but need to follow the CDC guidelines for self-quarantine and isolation.
 
Negative COVID-19 Test: A negative COVID-19 test means a person was not infected at the time of the test or that they were too early in the infection for a positive result. It does not mean that an individual can’t get sick. An individual could be exposed after the test and then become infected with COVID-19. An additional test would need to be administered to determine a later infection.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Information

Individuals that have been exposed to COVID-19 will be contacted by a health professional through contact tracing. Click here to learn more about contact tracing.

Financial Resource Programs

Student Technology Assistance Program

**THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH 2021**

COVID-19 has significantly impacted students and how they learn. The increased focus on distance education has spurred the Tribe to implement a technology assistance program that will help students at every level acquire the tools they need to succeed. The Tribe’s Technology Program is designed to help Grand Ronde Tribal Members with a one-time allowance of $500 to acquire the tools, like laptops and internet access, to support their learning. 

To receive this assistance, Tribal members will be required to verify that:

  • they, or their Tribal Member child, are enrolled in school, kindergarten through college and
  • that such school and course work will be offered online for the 20/21 School Year. 

For more information, please review the Technology Program Application and Policy available here.

Elder Technology Assistance Program

**THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH 2021**

The Tribe Extends Technology Program to Elders!

The COVID-19 Technology Program is offered to aid Elder Tribal (age 55 and above) members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde with technology tools needed for continued access to support for Tribal services.  Items include, but are not limited to as laptops and internet access necessitated by COVID-19. Eligible Tribal Elder member applicants will receive a one-time $500 allowance. Recipients will be required to provide a copy of the receipt of purchase to verify allowance was used for a technology purchase.

For more information, please download and apply here.

Non Elder - Non Student Technology Assistance Program

The COVID-19 Technology Program is offered to aid Non Elder and Non Student members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde with technology tools needed for continued access to support for Tribal services. Items include, but are not limited to as laptops and internet access necessitated by COVID-19. Eligible Tribal member applicants age 3 and above will receive a one-time $200 allowance.

For more information, please download and apply here.

Descendant Student Technology Assistance Program

The COVID-19 Technology Program is offered to aid Tribal “Descendant” Students with an enrolled of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde with technology tools, such as laptops and internet access that will support distance learning necessitated by COVID-19. Eligible Descendants applicants will receive a one-time $200 allowance.

For more information, download the application here

Funeral Assistance Program

FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID- 19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

More information is available here

COVID-19 Relief Payment Program

The Tribe’s COVID-19 Relief Payment Program was created on April 23, 2020 by Tribal Council to assist eligible Tribal members with the unexpected costs of COVID-19. The Tribe’s COVID-19 Relief Payment Program has ended and there are no current plans for renewal.

PROGRAM UPDATES

October 16, 2020: The Tribe has discovered a number of COVID-19 Relief Payment Applications that had been received by the deadline but not logged into the system. We are working as quickly as possible to get those payments processed and out today. Please be patient with us and thank you for understanding.

August 18, 2020: Tribal Council has heard the needs and concerns of the members and made the decision to extend assistance under the COVID-19 Payment Relief Program for three more months. The payments will use CARES Act funding to provide three additional $600.00 monthly payments to enrolled Grand Ronde Tribal members over the age of 18 who have a demonstrated need. The Tribe’s COVID-19 Payment Relief Program will have provided $4,400.00 to Tribal members since its creation in March with the goal of helping them ease the financial burden surrounding the pandemic and helping them provide essential needs for their families. Additional information to come.

July 15, 2020: Following the Tribe's adopting and implementation of the COVID-19 Relief Payment Program, the US Department of Treasury issued new guidelines related to the program. The new guidance requires that each Tribal member must complete an application for the program.

May 27, 2020: Tribal Council has directed the Finance Department and the Executive Staff to prepare a supplemental budget that would allow the Tribe to extend assistance to Tribal Members under the COVID-19 Payment Relief Program. The supplemental budget will use 8.1 million dollars from the Tribe’s CARES Act funding from the Department of. Treasury and will allow the Tribe to distribute three, $600.00 payments to adult Tribal Members. There will be one payment at the end of June, one payment at the end of July and one payment at the end of August. The budget will be posted in the coming days.

MAY 7, 2020: Tribal Council has authorized staff to proceed with a supplemental budget for 1.9 million dollars.  If approved, these funds will do two things. First, it will allow the Tribe to distribute an additional $400.00 to adult Tribal Members under the Tribe’s COVID-19 Payment Relief Program; a program aimed at protecting the social and economic well-being of our members during the COVID-19 crisis. Second, it will add $100,000.00 to the Emergency Assistance program administered by Social Services. The supplemental budget will be voted on at a special Tribal Council meeting on May 21.

March 18th, 2020: The Tribe passed Resolution No. 101-20 declaring a state of emergency due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and the State of Oregon. This outbreak threatens the safety and well-being of the Tribe and our members and Tribal Council must act to protect the social and economic well-being of Tribal members. Tribal Council has established the COVID-19 Relief Payment Program for Tribal Members. The purpose of the Program is to establish a general welfare payment to Tribal Members which will help offset the financial impacts to members from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Housing Assistance for Tribal Members

On Friday, August 7th, the Tribe received some additional funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support its assistance efforts for tribal members during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This housing plan outlined a number of programs and services that are designed to help tribal members in a number of different capacities. First, it included a 3-month rent relief for Tribal Members living in Tribal Housing. Second, it has allowed us to create a temporary, needs-based, rent and mortgage assistance program that is available for all Tribal Members. 

COVID-19 Housing Relief Program

The Tribe has created the COVID-19 Housing Relief Program as a way to help Grand Ronde Tribal households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program allows for a one-time mortgage relief assistance or rental assistance grant for tribal households throughout the United States of America. The COVID-19 Housing Relief Program is based on a first come, first serve basis.

Those eligible are:

  • Tribal households negatively impacted due to COVID-19. To be considered a tribal household, the head of household, spouse, or a minor child(ren) must be an enrolled Grand Ronde Tribal member
  • Impact must be due to circumstances directly related to COVID-19 (i.e. loss of income due to lay-off, reduced hours, office closures, loss of income due to quarantine, etc.)

Households assisted with Indian Housing Block Grant funds (Rental Assistance Program) and households that benefited from the Tribal payment waiver are not eligible.

For more information, please review the policy and application here:
COVID-19 CARES ACT Relief Program Policy
COVID-19 CARES ACT Application

As a Tribe we are committed to helping our members, staff, and community in every way possible. We will continue to explore ways to help everyone who needs it during these challenging times. 

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Childcare Reimbursement Program

The Tribe has allocated funding to assist families with the high cost of childcare. This is a partial reimbursement program through the Social Services Department.

  • This is a first come first serve program.
  • Full applications and supporting documents must be received to process the application.
  •  Approved applicants will receive the reimbursement September 1 through August 31 of the current year.
  • Each household will receive up to a $100 monthly reimbursement per eligible child.
  • Social Services will maintain a waiting list based on date/time of application in the event that approved applicants become ineligible at any point during the current application year.

Learn more about the eligibility and application requirements and download the application here.

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