COVID-19 Info Guide

COVID-19 Information Guide

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Onsite COVID-19 Testing at Spirit Mountain Casino

Location: Red Parking Lot (Old valet lot at Spirit Mountain Casino) 

Testing Clinic Hours: *Appointment REQUIRED* Monday - Sunday 8AM - 3:30PM 

Anyone wishing to test must make an appointment at:

Chachalu Museum Closed to the Public | 5/13/2022 Update

Due to an uptick in COVID cases, Chachalu is temporarily closed to the public.

For assistance, please contact staff at: 503-879-1349 or

Tribe to Distribute Portion of ARPA Funds as Premium Pay | 11/4/2021 Update

Throughout the pandemic, the Tribe has worked to take care of the Tribal membership, Grand Ronde community and tribal staff. We’ve distributed over 36.5 million dollars in direct payments to Tribal Members and have worked hard to allocate more than 5.7 million dollars to new programs to help Tribal Members during this time. These include programs to help with childcare, acquire technology to stay connected and support students in distance learning. We’ve created programs to help with rental assistance, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, and living a healthier life through healthy foods and exercise.

As a continuation of this effort, we’re happy announce that the Tribe is issuing premium pay wages to all those in the Tribal Government whose hard work, dedication, and flexibility has allowed the Tribe to continue services and expand programming to Tribal Members and the Grand Ronde Community over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a one-time payment that is being made with a portion of the ARPA Funds that were received earlier this year from the Federal Government.

ARPA stipulates that premium pay wages can be paid to workers that continued to work and contribute throughout the course of the pandemic and faced a greater risk of exposure because of it. To maintain consistency with ARPA’s requirements, the Tribe’s executive staff worked closely with managers to determine the appropriate premium pay level for every CTGR employee and calculated the premium pay accordingly.

Whether they’re one of our dedicated clinic staff working on the frontlines, someone interacting with Tribal Members to provide services, processing emergency or COVID-19 relief payments for Tribal Members, or a temperature check station employee, this service has been invaluable, and the Tribe wanted to recognize that effort.

Premium Pay FAQ

Government Operations COVID-19 Update

The Government Campus will begin reopening to the public and Tribal Membership on Monday, November 15th. This reopening will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call ahead before coming on Campus. 

For all Previous COVID-19 Updates


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

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

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Information regarding operation of the casino.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean that the Pfizer vaccine was approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

Pfizer received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its COVID-19 vaccine - this means that the original emergency use authorization (EUA) that was in place for the public health emergency has been superseded by regular FDA approval. The FDA approval is for patients 16 and older. Minors between 12 and 16 can still receive the Pfizer vaccine under the EUA.


I am immunocompromised--why do I need an additional dose. When can I get mine?

The FDA and CDC recently recommended an additional dose of mRNA vaccine for those with certain conditions that result in moderate to severe compromised immunity, and provided a very specific list of conditions; including active treatment for cancer, organ transplant recipients, those receiving certain stem cell transplant, those with advanced or untreated HIV infection, people being treated with high-dose corticosteroids, and those being treated with certain immunosuppressive drugs and/or cancer chemotherapeutic agents.


I heard the CDC is recommending booster shots for everyone who got the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. When can I get mine?

The Centers for Disease Control have circulated information that suggests vaccinated individuals should receive another booster of COVID-19 vaccine 8 months after being fully vaccinated; however, a formal recommendation or authorization from the FDA for a booster has not been announced yet. 


If we need a booster dose, does that mean that the vaccines aren’t working?

COVID-19 vaccines are working very well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant.  However, with the Delta variant, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection against mild and moderate disease. For that reason, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for a booster shot so vaccinated people maintain protection over the coming months.