COVID-19 Preparedness

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.

There have been cases reported in Polk County, Yamhill and Marion County. We do not have reason to believe that these cases have been associated or have had contact with the Tribe or the Community.

However, Tribal staff from Tribal Government, Spirit Mountain Casino, Health and Wellness and Emergency Preparedness are working closely with Yamhill County Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority to develop a response to a possible outbreak. Prevention, education and precautionary tactics are the Tribe’s top priority and have been developed to support the detection and prevention of virus spread.

Symptoms: - Symptoms of novel coronavirus are similar to influenza—fever, cough and difficulty breathing - and could appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

Prevention: - The best way to prevent exposure or the spread of coronavirus is with frequent handwashing, avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth, avoiding contact with people who are sick, staying home while sick and avoiding contact with others, and covering your mouth and nose with tissue and sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Patients who believe they have been exposed to the virus should call the Clinic at (503) 879-2032 for escort inside. This will help limit possible exposure to staff and patients.

 

Tribal Updates

These are precautionary actions to protect the community and staff.


Health and Wellness Director Kelly Rowe talks about COVID-19 and what people can do to protect themselves, their families, and the community.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICE UPDATES

To adapt to the changing COVID-19 situation, the following additional modification to Health and Wellness services is in effect starting — 3/18/2020.

Medical - Walk-In, MAT, any visits that will impact patient’s immediate health if delayed (determined by clinical judgement)

Dental - Emergent Only (determined by clinical judgement)

Optometry - None

Lab/X-ray - All Services with limited staff

Pharmacy - No window pick-up services, Drive-thru at back entry to Pharmacy, Highly Encouraging Mail Outs (waived postage) 90 Day Refills, Local Delivery as available, Increase early refills. Please call 503-879-2342.

Behavioral Health - Operational, No onsite staff, Phone Check Ins & Telemedicine available Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm. Contact them directly at 503-879-4325 (HEAL). For ways to help cope with stress and anxiety, here is some advice from the Tribe’s Behavioral Health Program

Community Health - All Services -- Provision to Elders and infirm prioritized. Phone check-ins, Door-to-Door checks.

AFC (Adult Foster Care) - All Services, Limited visitors—symptom check before entry.

Admin - Some services will be delayed or condensed to specific days.

Business Office - Some services will be delayed or condensed to specific days.

Medical Records - Some services will be delayed or condensed to specific days.

Patient Registration - All—with limited staff

All patients entering the clinic are being met at the entrance to be triaged for possible COVID-19 symptoms, receiving a mask if necessary, and directed to the old BH/CH area if they do have symptoms consistent with the virus or allowed to enter the Clinic to check in for their appointment. All appointment reminders include screening questions, to ensure patient health and staff protection.

TRIBAL OPERATIONS UPDATES

These are precautionary actions to protect the community and staff. We are continuously monitoring the situation and will make modifications as necessary. All changes are in effect until further notice.

 

MEMBER SERVICES

Elder's Pension: Will be processed and distributed as normal.

 

EDUCATION AND EDUCATION FACILITIES - CLOSED

The Tribe has made the decision to extend the closure of all educational on-site programs and programming through April 28, 2020. The Library and Computer Lab will also remain closed through April 28, 2020. We realize these closures will impact students and families and we are working to develop web-based resources such as Facebook Live events, and web-based instruction. We are also working to collect reading books, educational workbooks, and art supplies to make available for pick-up. It is our goal to have resources, both web-based and ready for pick-up, available during the week of March 30th. Watch for updated information on the Tribe’s website or Facebook Page, CTGR Education Programs.

 

TRIBAL GOVERNMENT - LIMITED CLOSURE

Some personnel will be reporting to work or working remotely to keep key services open and programs operating. The Clinic, Pharmacy, Enforcement, Adult Foster Care, Security and a few others will be available but with limited service.

 

ELDER ACTIVITY CENTER - LIMITED CLOSURE

The Elder Activity Center is altering its operations as follows:

  • The EAC is closed.
  • The EAC is providing meals by prepping and delivering 4 meals to its current home delivery houses.
  • The EAC will have a drive through option on every Tuesday. This will allow people who normally come into the building to pick up 4 meals that they can put in the fridge for later.

 

GRAND RONDE TRIBAL POLICE

Grand Ronde Tribal Police is not accepting any prescription medications at the Police Department and have closed the front door as a way to restrict access inside. They have posted a sign stating that anyone wishing to speak to the on-duty Officer should call the non-emergency number at 541-921-2927.

 

TRIBAL COURT - CLOSED

The Tribal Court will be suspending all notary services and Court Facilitation services until April 1, 2020. If you are in need of Court forms or information, please contact the Court at court@grandronde.org or 503-879-2303. For forms or information regarding Court Programs, please contact Ramona Quenelle at courtprograms@grandronde.org or 503-879-4623.

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

Monday-Friday from 8-5 - 503-879-2034
Domestic Violence Sexual Assault 24 Hour Crisis Line - 971 241-3594
Concerns of Abuse or Neglect Reports - 503-879-4529 or 1-800-242-8196

 

CHACHALU - CLOSED

Chachalu Museum and Culture Center will be closed to visitors during the limited Tribal Government shutdown beginning March 16th. All tours, classes and use of the conference room at Chachalu are suspended during this shutdown. For the latest updates on Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center please call our main receptionist at 503-879-2226.

 

NATURAL RESOURCES

Big Buck Campground - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

PORTLAND OFFICE - CLOSED

Available by phone at 503-879-1881

 

CLOTHES CLOSET - CLOSED

The Grand Ronde Community Clothes Closet will not be accepting donations during its closure until April 3, 2020. Emergency clothing and some diapers are available but through appointment only. Call Lori Walker-Hernandez at 559-847-7565 with questions.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – OPERATIONAL

 

TAX PREPARATION

Due to the impact of COVID-19:

  • The Federal Tax deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.
  • No in-person appointments will be scheduled at CTGR or the Wilamina Office.
  • Taxes will be completed but tax documents will only be accepted via mail and email.

Please contact:
Karen Chase
930 SW Bates Av.
Willamina Or 97236

 971-237-1230

 Angelbookkeepingllc@gmail.com

 

Community Resource Flyer Final

Additional Resources

For after-hours or weekend medical advice or care, contact the Grand Ronde Health and Wellness Clinic at 503-879-2002.

Main Clinic Number - 503-879-2032

Recovery Support - online: visit NA/AA for social distancing on facebook. AA meetings @ Grand Ronde Community Church with social distancing Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday @6pm, Saturday @ 4pm. 

Head Start - Virtual Lessons for each classroom will begin following spring break, contact angie.blackwell@grandronde.org

GED Tutoring - contact tracy.biery@grandronde.org to schedule

Youth Education - online tutoring available, visit their facebook page for more updates

Cultural Education - cultural lifeways videos will be available online, contact mercedes.jones@grandronde.org or jordan.mercier@grandronde.org for more information

Chinuk Wawa Immersion - offering online story telling and language lessons, visit their facebook page for more information 

Elders Activity Center (EAC) - delivering elder meals on tuesdays

CTGR Food Bank - operating, call 503-879-FOOD

CTGR Social Services - Call 503-879-2034 

Youth Prevention - live youth forum on wellness, visit their facebook page for more information 

Domestic Violence Sexual Assault - 24 hour crisis line 971-241-3594

Concerns of Child Abuse or Neglect - 503-879-4529

Emergency Assistance - rent or utilities call 503-879-2077

Tribal Housing - if your employment circumstances have changed call Shonn Leno 503-879-2397

Tribal Police - Non emergency test line for questions 541-921-2927


Event Updates

MUKMUK MANIA - POSTPONED

CHAT WITH THE CHIEF - CANCELLED

AGENCY CREEK ROUND DANCE – POSTPONED. Date TBD

APRIL GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING - CANCELED