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Jan
21
2021

Stay up-to-date

  • Check with local transit authorities for the latest information on changes to services and procedures, especially if you might need additional assistance.

Avoid touching surfaces

  • As much as possible, limit touching frequently touched surfaces such as kiosks, digital interfaces such as touchscreens and fingerprint scanners, ticket machines, turnstiles, handrails, restroom surfaces, elevator buttons, and benches as much as possible.
    • If you must touch these surfaces, as soon as you can, wash your hands for 30 seconds with soap and water or rub your hands with sanitizer containing 60% alcohol.
  • Use touchless payment and no-touch trash cans and doors when available. Exchange cash or credit cards by placing them in a receipt tray or on the counter rather than by hand, if possible.

Social distance

  • When possible, consider traveling during non-peak hours when there are likely to be fewer people.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines by staying at least 6 feet (2 meters) from people who are not from your household. For example:
    • Avoid gathering in groups, and stay out of crowded spaces when possible, especially at transit stations and stops.
    • Consider skipping a row of seats between yourself and other riders if possible.
    • Enter and exit buses through rear entry doors if possible.
    • Look for social distancing instructions or physical guides offered by transit authorities (for example, floor decals or signs indicating where to stand or sit to remain at least 6 feet apart from others).

Practice hand hygiene

  • After you leave the transit station or stop, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • When you arrive at your destination, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds.

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Jan
19
2021

National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch issued for portions of southeast California and southwest Arizona.

Before a Potential Flood- Protect Your Family

  • Talk with your family about what to do if a flood watch or warning is issued. Discussing floods ahead of time helps reduce fear, especially for younger children.
  • Ensure that every member of your family carries an identification card and/or card containing emergency contact information.
  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. You may need quick, easy access to these documents. Keep them in a safe place less likely to be damaged during a flood. Take pictures on a phone and keep copies of important documents and files on a flash drive that you can carry with you on your house or car keys.

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Jan
19
2021

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.

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Jan
15
2021

Fort Yuma Health Care Center is now providing vaccines to 1A, 1B, and ages 65 and older.

Please call (760) 572-4711 to make an appointment.

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Jan
15
2021

A weather system is expected to bring cooler temperatures, breezy conditions, and the potential for rainfall to the region next week.  Details remain uncertain, but the potential for heavy rainfall and isolated thunderstorms are possible next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Additional weather disturbances bringing more precipitation and unsettled weather will be possible during the second half of next week and/or weekend.

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Jan
15
2021

Updated 01/15/2021: Effective Friday, January 15, 2021, Social Services Applications will be processed by Eligibility Worker Marissa Miller at the Quechan Social Services building.  She can be reached at (760) 572-0201 extension 202.  Her email address is sseligibilityworker@quechantribe.com.

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 executivesecretary@quechantribe.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 assttribalsecretary@quechantribe.com

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.

Once the application and supporting documentation is completed, please send it to Kaylee Alonso, Assistant to the Tribal Secretary at: ASSTTRIBALSECRETARY@QUECHANTRIBE.COM or fax to (760) 572-2102

Completed applications will be processed when they are received.

Thank you.

Vice-President Smith

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Jan
12
2021

A Power Point presentation regarding the Covid-19 disease has been created containing useful information.

You may view the presentation by clicking here.

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Jan
6
2021

On Monday, January 4, 2021 the 2021/2022  Quechan Tribal Council was inaugurated by Chief Game Warden Gordon Osborne.  The five council members sworn in are newly elected Council Members, Faron M. Owl, Claudette C. White, and Darnella Melancon with two returning incumbents Charles R. Escalanti and Ina M. Hall.

The ceremony opened with two songs performed by Zion White.  His songs were titled Urav (Lightning) and Tsiier.  Ms. Barbara Levy then gave her blessing to the new council before they took their oath of office.

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Jan
6
2021

California recently began a $500 million grant program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Grants up to $25,000 will be given to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help cover expenses during the pandemic.  The Acorn Project, a project of Indian Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., is working to get the word out to Indian Country and assist people who need help to apply for the grant.

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Jan
5
2021

The Ft. Yuma (ADAPP) OFFICE is currently OPEN with limited services.

In–Person appointment is unavailable at this time. All services are conducted via phone. New Intakes can still schedule appointments Monday– Friday 8:00am– 2:00pm.


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Dec
30
2020

The Fort Yuma Health Care Center is currently providing vaccines for the following groups:

Tribal members 75 years or older, frontline essential workers, food/agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, correctional officers, transit workers, grocery store workers, health care workers, and residents of long-term care facilities. 

If you fall under any of these groups please call us to schedule your vaccination! (760) 572-4711

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Dec
21
2020

Effective December 18, 2020 at 5:00PM, the Quechan Housing Authority will shutdown and reopen on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Office closure is in response to COVID-19 to aid in protecting the health of Quechan Housing Authority tenants, families, employees, and the community.

Quechan Housing Authority is accepting payments by check or money order through our front door drop box or by mail: 1860 W. Saphire Lane, Winterhaven, California 92283. Please include head of household name and unit address.

Quechan Housing Authority Maintenance will continue to only respond to emergency work orders for managed tenants & homeowners until further notice through our on call answering service:
Phone: (760) 572-0243

• Electrical: live wires and/or sparking outlets
• Plumbing: Kitchen sink and/or toilet back up (pertains to homes with only 1 bathroom)
• Roof Leaks
•Water Flooding
• Refrigerator, Stove, or Water Heater Issues
• Air Conditioning Unit: non-working unit in extreme hot or cold weather
• Security Issues that violates Quechan Housing Authority Policy

You can reach our resident staff via email:
Leticia Godoy - Occupancy Specialist: lgodoy@quechanhousing.org
Lizzette Johnson - Tax Credit Specialist/HOC: ljohnson@quechanhousing.org
Suzanne Contreras - Compliance Specialist: scontreras@quechanhousing.org

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Dec
16
2020

Flu vaccines are here at the Fort Yuma Health Care Center.  The Flu vaccine clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Call (760) 572-4711 to make an appointment.

FYHCC is located at 401 East Picacho Road, Winterhaven, California 92283.

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Nov
25
2020

Imperial County community members and community-serving organizations are invited to the COVID-19 Community Update.

Get the latest COVID-19 updates and answers to your questions from Janette Angulo, Imperial County Public Health Director.  Invited guests this week include Carmen Cisneros and Mabel Martinez from Cal/OSHA.

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next COVID-19 Community Update is scheduled for:

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
English Session: 11 am to 12 pm
Spanish Session: 1 pm to 2 pm.

Future sessions will continue every other Friday unless otherwise announced.

Participate via Zoom Click here to Join or by telephone: 1 (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID 95260575999

Passcode: 210871

For more information, please email Andrea Bowers at AndreaBowers@co.imperial.ca.us.

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Nov
25
2020

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 covidreliefclerkl@quechantribe.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

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Nov
17
2020

SERIOUS COVID-19 SYMPTOMS REQUIRING IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE
If you develop any of these symptoms, call your healthcare provider or health facility and seek medical care immediately:  Shortness of breath/ Difficulty breathing, Loss of speech or mobility or confusion, Chest pain.

MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS
Fever, Cough, Tiredness, Loss of taste or smell.

LESS COMMON SYMPTOMS
Sore throat, Headache, Aches and pains, Diarrhea, A rash on the skin or discoloration of fingers or toes, Red or irritated eyes.

This is not an exhaustive list. These are the most common symptoms of serious illness, but you could get very sick with other symptoms - if you have any questions, call for help immediately.

PLEASE NOTE:
• If you live in an area where malaria, dengue or other infections are common and you have any of above symptoms, seek immediate medical care according to the local health authorities.
• Stay in touch with your primary care provider to ensure you continue to receive the routine care you need, such as medication refills, follow-ups and other routine consultations.

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Nov
17
2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic you may be experiencing a longer wait time when coming out to vote.

The Election Board and Tribal Security will be enforcing the following:

  • Mask will be required at all times (the board will provide mask if needed)
  • Social distancing (6 feet apart) the floor will be marked
  • There will be a plexiglass barrier between the voter and the board for your protection, we will be sanitizing it before and after each verification
  • We will be providing disposable pens for the voters to sign the signature list and to use while voting
  • We will be sanitizing the voter booth before and after each use
  • No congregating inside or outside the building

Limited of group gathering max capacity of 16 in the building; including 6 board members, 2 security, and 8 Tribal members for tallying.

Stay home if you are sick.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

For additional information please visit the Quechan Election Board page by clicking here.

 

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Nov
10
2020

What information are you driving around?

Here are some helpful tips brought to you by the Imperial County Sheriff's department to protect yourself and your family.

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Nov
10
2020

Imperial County community members and  community-serving organizations are invited to the COVID-19 Community Update.  Get the latest COVID-19 updates from Janette Angulo, Imperial County Public Health Director, and invited guests. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Join us virtually every other Friday, starting Friday, November 13, 2020 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participate via Zoom Click here to Join or by telephone: 1 (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID 95260575999 Passcode: 210871 

For more information, please email Andrea Bowers at AndreaBowers@co.imperial.ca.us 

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Nov
9
2020

The Ft. Yuma Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention Program (ADAPP) OFFICE is currently CLOSED due to the Covid-19 pandemic until further notice. The phone line will remain open if you feel the need to speak to a staff member from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


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