One of nine federally recognized tribes in the State of Oregon. As a western Oregon Treaty Tribe, we are a sovereign tribal community known as a caring people, dedicated to the principles of honesty and integrity.
Since restoration in 1983, Tribal efforts have focused on rebuilding Tribal institutions, strengthening tribal culture, and developing service and educational programs designed to meet the needs of Tribal members.
If you suspect or have symptoms (fever, cough, sneezing) and/or flu-like symptoms, pleasedo notenter 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-879-2303. For forms or information regarding Court Programs, please contact Ramona Quenelle at email@example.com or 503-879-4623.
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.
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
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
For after-hours or weekend medical advice or care, contact theGrand Ronde Health and Wellness Clinic at 503-879-2002.