The Governor of Arizona declared an emergency on 05/31/20 issuing a statewide curfew from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM every day until 06/08/20.
Per Governor Ducey’s order, Arizona residents and those on essential business in Arizona will still be able to do the following after curfew hours:
- Attend religious services
- Commercial activity
- Travel to and from work
- Patronizing or operating a private business
- Seeking medical Care
- Caring for a family member or animal
- Fleeing dangerous circumstances
We are urging our community to stay home from 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM and to remain cautious if conducting necessary business in Arizona. We want to thank the community for their ongoing support and ask for your help with this.
Due to Covid-19, some rural Tribal communities have not received their Census materials. The deadline to respond has been extended. Census workers will drop off census materials soon. If you don't respond when your receive your Census questionnaire, a census taker will visit later to collect your responses.
The count begins today, to respond online or to learn more visit: www.2020census.gov and follow the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) of Facebook at ITCAONLINE.
For our future, for our communities take part in U.S. Census 2020.
Out of an abundance of caution and transparency, we want to share with our community that on 05/28/2020 two employees have tested positive for Covid19. Within the past 24 hours, we’ve taken immediate action to connect with those who were potentially exposed. The employees are currently under self-quarantine as recommended by CDC guidelines.
As a precautionary measure, other staff members who were in close contact with these employees have been notified to be tested and self-isolate by staying at home. Staff are taking appropriate precautions and practicing infection control to prevent any possible spread of the virus. The health and safety of our staff and the community are our number one priority. The Quechan Tribe will continue to follow the CDC guidelines.
The Quechan Indian Tribe
Updated 05/29/2020: The Andrade Parking Lot will re-open on Thursday, June 11, 2020.
Effective Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Andrade Parking Lot will be closed for business and will re-open on Monday, June 1, 2020.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience at this time.
In lieu of the Memorial Day weekend, we would like to remind our community a Stay at Home Order is still in effect. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our community by minimizing our risks to exposure to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The Memorial Day weekend is a time that draws social gatherings with your family and friends. We are asking to keep your gatherings at a 10-person maximum.
Please do your part by staying home and only leaving for essential needs and continue to practice social distancing and hygiene recommendations from the CDC. We would like to thank you for your cooperation in these unprecedented times, and remember the Pandemic takes no holidays.
The Quechan Indian Tribe is Seeking Letters of Interest from Enrolled Tribal Members for the following Committees that are still in need of members:
- Advisory Committee (Language) - Open
- Pageant - (1) Vacant
- Impact Aide - (5) Vacant
- Legislative - (2) Vacant
- Health Committee - (3) Vacant
- Higher Education - (2) Vacant
- Culture Committee - (1) Vacant
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Please submit letters of interest to: Regina Escalanti, Tribal Council Secretary of the Tribal Administration Office
Monday - Friday During the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM at our facilities (both swab & antibody)
Swab - Drive-thru
Antibody - by appointment only
(928) 236-8001 Somerton
(928) 722-6112 San Luis
All insurance accepted and no one will be denied for inability to pay.
Somerton: 950 Main Street
San Luis: 1896 Babbitt Lane
San Luis Urgent Care: 1233 Main Street (Everyday including Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
Due to a confirmed case in our community the Quechan Tribe will cancel full traditional funeral rites. Funerals may take place under the Big House Ramada up to an hour before cremation.
This will remain in effect until further notice.
Remember to: stay in place, maintain your space and cover your face.
DUE TO A CONFIRMED CASE IN OUR COMMUNITY THE QUECHAN TRIBE HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL ALL COMMUNITY EVENTS, UPCOMING MEMORIAL CEREMONIES, BBQ AND 4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES.
THIS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
REMEMBER TO, STAY IN PLACE, MAINTAIN YOUR SPACE AND COVER YOUR FACE.
QUECHAN TRIBAL COUNCIL
The Quechan Indian Tribe has been informed of a community member testing positive for COVID-19. The Tribal Council recognizes the severity of this public health emergency and is concerned about the welfare of our tribal members. We are committed to the continued response to this unprecedented pandemic.
Due to this recent development, it is with the upmost urgency that the Tribal Council mandates a Public Health Emergency "Stay at Home Order" requiring all residents of the Quechan Indian Tribe to remain home and minimize contact to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. We ask for you to only travel for essential items, medications and limit interactions with each other.
There are people still being out in public and putting each other at risk. This is a very serious situation and we need to urge all members of our community to STAY AT HOME now more than ever before. As more people go out in public, the greater the risk is for a massive health crisis for our community. We urge our tribal members to stay home to protect themselves and others, which will help our health care providers and our front line responders to take care of those who need urgent medical attention.
We ask that you consider the health of our elders, and those at high-risk. We must do our best to
remember COVID-19 is extremely dangerous for our elders, over 60, those with pre-existing medical conditions. (such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma)
The Tribal Council commits to continue the work on necessary protocol for business to maintain
operations as this crisis continues. We must all do our parts to slow the spread of this rapidly growing virus. At this time, those we require adherence to this temporary provision and restrictions that are set in place at this time, such as staying at home and only leaving for essential needs and continue to practice social distance and hygiene recommendations from CDC.
Jordan Joaquin, President
Quechan Tribal Council
ON BEHALF OF THE QUECHAN INDIAN TRIBE, THE TRIBAL COUNCIL FINDS IT NECESSARY TO CONTINUE TO SUSPEND TRIBAL OPERATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and growing disruptions to the daily lives of is customers, Imperial Irrigation District announces that it is temporarily suspending all electric service disconnections due to non-payment for residential and commercial customers until further notice.