The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Board of Trustees has been informed by the Governor’s Office via the Oregon Health Authority that a staff member of Wildhorse Resort and Casino has tested presumptive positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Board of Trustees has ordered an Incident Command be stood up. The Incident Command will consist of staff from Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center and the Tribal Government.
The Board of Trustees has ordered that Nixyaawii Community School, Head Start, Daycare and Senior Center to be closed until all facilities have been fully sanitized. Wildhorse Resort and Casino will be temporarily closed in order to sanitize the facilities. Closures will take effect at 12:00 PM March 2, 2020. In addition, all community events on the Umatilla Indian Reservation are cancelled for the week of March 2 to 8, 2020.