If you need to have a repair person or other visitors in your home, combine fresh air with strategies like wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart to slow the spread of Covid-19:
- Open doors and windows
- Place a fan near an open window or door, blowing outside.
- Turn on the exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen. Keep them running for 1 hour after the visit to remove virus particles.
Outdoor recreational fires include campfires, bonfires, fire pits, and grills. These are fun to use, but use caution so that the fire you make doesn’t get out of hand.
It’s important to start outdoor fires in a place that has been cleared of all flammable material, such as weeds or grass, so that it can’t spread. It’s also important to have a bucket of water or a hose nearby.
Finally, make sure there are no more glowing embers before walking away from the fire. Remember, never leave a fire unattended—and glowing embers are fire.
A Power Point presentation regarding the Covid-19 disease has been created containing useful information.
You may view the presentation by clicking here.
On Thursday, January 7, 2021 the Quechan Tribal Council delivered COVID-19 Care Kits to tribal families. This event was held at the QHA sub-division.
The care kits included COVID-19 information, temperature record card, symptom checker, pill organizer, pulse oximeter, masks, and a digital thermometer.
Additional distributions are planned and announced here.
If you smell or see smoke:
- Minimize outdoor activities, even if you're healthy
- Children, the elderly and people with respiratory or heart conditions should especially avoid being outdoors when air quality is poor.
- Stay indoors with doors and windows closed as much as possible.
- Those with asthma should follow their management plan.
- If you are coughing, short of breath, or have other symptoms you think are caused by smoke, contact your health care provider.
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - It's a unique take on ancient tribal traditions.
The "Heroes United" exhibit, currently on display at the Yuma Art Center features the work of Charles Escalanti. Ecalanti, whose moniker is Magnus Titanium, is a freelance artist and a council member of the indigenous Quechan tribe in Yuma. Through his art, he wants to represent his tribe's culture and rich history with a modern twist.
Updated 11/20/2020: Effective Friday, November 20, 2020, all Social Service Applications will be processed by the Executive Secretary Sophia Perez. She can be reached at (760) 572-0213 extension 206. Her email address is email@example.com
Updated 11/16/2020: Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, all Social Services applications will be processed by the Assistant to the Tribal Secretary, Kaylee Alonso. She can be reached at (760) 572-0213 extension 207. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated 08/26/2020: Effective Wednesday, August 26, 2020, all Social Service Applications will be processed by the Executive Secretary Sophia Perez.
Updated 08/04/2020: Effective Tuesday, August 4, 2020, all Social Service Applications will be processed by the Community Liaison, Maricela Barley. Her contact information can be found at the TRIBAL SOCIAL SERVICES TAB.
Updated 07/08/2020: We will temporarily not be accepting Social Service Applications effective Wednesday, July 8, 2020 through Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
Quechan Tribe Social Service Applications are still being accepted. The Application can be found here on the Quechan Tribe Website by clicking on the "Departments" tab and locate the TRIBAL SOCIAL SERVICES TAB. Click and the application to apply will be there.
Completed applications will be processed when they are received.
Due to the current rise of positive COVID cases in our surrounding areas and the Unites States, the Quechan Tribal Council has decided to provide an additional assistance in the amount of $500.00; through a second phase of the Individual and Family COVID-19 Assistance Program. These funds are intended to provide Tribal Members with support to replenish and stock up personal protective items such as masks, gloves, disinfectants, sanitizer and personal hygiene products during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.
(1) IF YOU DID APPLY AND RECEIVE funding from the 1st phase of the Individual and Family COVID-19 Assistance Program, that ended October 30, 2020:
You are NOT required to complete an additional application. A check will be automatically generated and mailed to the address on the application previously submitted to the COVID Relief Program office. You can contact the COVID Relief Program at (760) 572-0122 or (760) 572-0123 to verify or update your address.
2) IF YOU DID NOT APPLY for the 1st phase of the "Individual and Family COVID-19 Assistance Program" that ended October 30, 2020; but would like to participate in this phase:
You are required to complete an application and submit to the COVID Relief office by: December 10, 2020 and will only be eligible for the 2nd phase amount of $500.00.
Applications are available at www.quechantribe.com and outside of the Tribal Administration Office. For all other inquires please call the COVID Relief Program at (760) 572-0122 or email email@example.com.
The Quechan Tribal Council and the Emergency Management Team are committed to the health and well-being of our Tribal members and will continue to monitor the constant change of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Remember to continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands, sanitize frequently and wear a mask, together we can slow the spread of COVID-19.
Stay safe and be well,
Quechan Tribal Council
BEGINNING OCTOBER 5, 2020, SPVUSD MEAL SERVICE WILL CHANGE
Every Tuesday from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM – SPVUSD will now be serving 7 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
• Your children do not need to be with you.
• Students can pick up their own meals as long as they are wearing masks. • We can serve any children in the community who are 0-18. If a student is enrolled at San Pasqual and is 19, they will be served.
• Service will be at 4 locations:
o New Sub Park
o Old Sub Park
o Winterhaven Sheriff’s New Substation
• Please wear a mask when picking up meals. • You will be asked how many children are in your family.
• Please remember:
o Cold Food: Refrigerate as soon as possible or within 2 hours maximum.
o Frozen Foods: Place in freezer immediately
o Cooking Instructions: Remove packaging and cook in microwave or oven until 165 degrees. Follow all cooking instructions on packaging.
A PARTIR DEL 5 DE OCTUBRE DE 2020, EL SERVICIO DE COMIDAS DE SPVUSD CAMBIARÁ
Todos los martes de 7:30 a. M. A 9:00 a. M., SPVUSD ahora servirá desayuno, almuerzo y cena para 7 días.
• Sus hijos no necesitan estar con usted.
• Los estudiantes pueden recoger sus propias comidas siempre y cuando usen máscaras. • Podemos servir a cualquier niño de la comunidad que tenga entre 0 y 18 años. Si un estudiante está matriculado en San Pasqual y tiene 19 años, se le atenderá.
• El servicio estará en 4 ubicaciones:
? El parque en el Nuevo Sub
? El parque en el Old Sub
? Nueva subestación del Sheriff de Winterhaven
• Por favor use una mascarilla cuando recoja las comidas. • Se le preguntará cuántos niños hay en su familia.
• Por favor recuerde:
o Comida fría: Refrigere lo antes posible o dentro de las 2 horas como máximo.
o Alimentos congelados: colóquelos en el congelador inmediatamente
o Instrucciones de cocción: Retire el empaque y cocine en microondas u horno hasta 165 grados. Siga todas las instrucciones de cocción en el empaque.
San Pasqual Valley Unified School District Stacey Garcia, Cafeteria Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule is subject to change
Parents/Guardians of students enrolled in any of the schools in the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District: If you have filled out a form requesting a HotSpot and have not picked it up, please contact Nadia Moe at 760-572-0222 ext 2095 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
For those parents that have not filled out the form, but are in need of a hotspot, we will reopen the form on Monday, October 19, 2020. The link to fill out the form is: https://forms.gle/GnHsnyB2jXJXVrKUA
Technology Hotline Open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday
During these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the "Stay at Home" order still in effect on the reservation, Quechan Tribal Council has decided to CANCEL Indian Day and Halloween. We continue to have concern for the health and safety of our com1nunity and we would like to keep our members protected from this virus.
The Quechan Tribal Council is working on alternative options for Thanksgiving and Christmas Community Dinners, Toy Drive, and the Food Drive. We will notify you when those plans are solidified. We continue to monitor health and safety experts to help guide us to making the best choices for our members.
THE "STAY AT HOME" ORDER IS STILL IN EFFECT
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE (6 FT OR MORE), WEAR A MASK AND GLOVES WHEN YOU ARE OUT IN PUBLIC, WASH OR SANITIZE YOUR HANDS OFTEN, AND KEEP UP ON CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES
QUECHAN TRIBAL COUNCIL
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
The COVID-19 Relief Program is aware that some of our members received an application in the mail after they may have already applied. This is due to a courtesy from the COVID-19 Relief Program to reach out to the out of town members that may have not been able to have access to our website to retrieve an application or information pertaining to the COVID-19 Relief Program. If you received an application and you already applied, please disregard the additional application that you received. Thank you and we sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE!
This Assistance Program has been developed and is intended for individuals and families seeking emergency assistance through the Quechan Tribe’s Individual and Family COVID-19 Assistance Program. The program is offered to provide assistance for individual and families that have been impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
DUE TO THE RISE IN CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CASES IN OUR COMMUNITY, THE QUECHAN TRIBAL COUNCIL WILL BE UPHOLDING THE SUSPENSION OF FULL TRADITIONAL RITES, IN EFFORTS TO SLOW THE SPREAD AND TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.
FUNERAL PROTOCOL WILL BE HELD TO (2) HOURS UNDER THE BIG HOUSE RAMADA PRIOR TO CREMATION (3:00 AM – 5:00 AM)
THIS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
MASKS, GLOVES & HAND SANITIZER WILL BE PROVIDED. SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
QUECHAN TRIBAL COUNCIL
The Quechan Police Department, Tribal Security, Fish & Game and Animal Control will continue to conduct regular business during this time.
Food Distribution will be closed from Thursday, June 25, 2020 through Monday, July 13, 2020. The staff will be in on Monday, June 29, 2020 to receive their monthly shipment and conduct inventory; they will then resume their leave.
The Quechan Senior Center will be closed from Monday, June 29, 2020 through Monday, July 13, 2020; meals will be provided in advance for the participants.
Pipa Market will be open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The Andrade Parking Lot will continue to conduct business from 6:00am through 2:00pm.
All other departments will remain available by e-mail.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jillian Attaway, Emergency Administrative Assistant (928) 587-5524.
Effective February 13, 2020, The San Pasqual Valley Unified School District and The Fort Yuma Wellness Center agreed to provide ALL San Pasqual Middle School, High School, Bill Manes, and Community Day School (CDS) students a membership to The Fort Yuma Wellness Center, paid for by SPVUSD.
San Pasqual students must provide a Wellness Center Consent form signed by parent/guardian and one (1) of the following:
• A report card showing student’s name and current school year.
• Copy of current student I.D.
• OR A signed letter from S.P. office stating student is enrolled for current school year.
For more information please call The Fort Yuma Wellness Center @ 760-572-4057
By riding the YCAT you could be saving! YCAT offers a 31-Day and 10-ride passes for your convenience & savings.
Passes can be purchased at Food City or online at: www.ycipta.org/purchase-passes.html
(There is a service fee $2.00 when purchasing online).
$17.50 for a 10-Ride Pass and $60.00 for a 31-Day Pass.
Passengers traveling from the Old Subdivision to the Quechan Casino Resort would cost $4.00, round trip for 5 days, would pay $20/week, for 4 weeks at the cost of $80/month.
By Purchasing a 31-Day Pass is a Savings of $20.00!