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Sep
20
2021

Attention tribal vendors, booth reservation application for Quechan Indian Day Celebration (October 15th and 16th, 2021) is now available.

EDA will be accepting Booth Reservation Applications on September 21, 2021 beginning at 8:00 a.m. The Booth Reservation Application will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Sep
20
2021

The Picacho Road pavement overlay work starts Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:30 am.

The area affected will be the Picacho Road and Quechan Drive intersection.

Work will continue over the next few weeks.  Lane closures will occur with flaggers and pilot vehicles directing traffic through the work area.

Motorist please be alert, cautious and follow directions.

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Sep
17
2021

Wills clinic will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 9:00 am to 4: 00 pm at the Quechan Casino Resort located at 525 Algodones Road, Winterhaven, California.

For those that are interested please contact Sophia R. Perez, Executive Secretary at (760) 919-3600 ext. 206 or via email at executivesecretary@quechantribe.com

If you are experiencing any signs of COVID-19, or under quarantine we ask if you could please be considerate of others, and inform us immediately so we can schedule a different alternative for a safe processing of your WILL.

Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated during this time.

DUE TO COVID-19 FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED THROUGHOUT THE SESSION

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Sep
16
2021

The Ft. Yuma ADAPP Department is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the internet and phone system.
We do apologize for any inconvenience at this time. If you would like to speak to an ADAPP staff member, please call the ADAPP Department Cell Phone: (928)920-2194.

Thank you for you cooperation.

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Sep
15
2021

Yes...we could finally see highs in the 90's by early next week...and cooler nights as well...but we still have to get thru several 100+ degree days before we get there. Please take proper precautions/make sure you have plenty of water if you plan to be outside. 

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Sep
14
2021

What you need to know if you’ve had close contact with someone with COVID-19

Why self-quarantine? If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should stay home and apart from others (self-quarantine) because you may be infected and could spread the disease, even if you never feel sick. ANYONE who experiences COVID-19 symptoms should immediately self-isolate and get tested, even if they are vaccinated. COVID-19 symptoms can feel like a common cold (including just “the sniffles”), seasonal allergies, or flu (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, body aches).

How long should I self-quarantine? If you’ve had no symptoms, you may end quarantine after 10 days from your last contact with an infected person OR after 7 days if you test negative (only if you were tested 5 days or longer from last contact).* You should still monitor yourself for symptoms and take recommended precautions (e.g., wear a mask, physically distance) for 14 days from last contact.

What if I have been vaccinated or had COVID-19 before? If you’ve had COVID-19 within the last three months OR if you were fully vaccinated at the time of your contact, you do not need to quarantine as long as you’ve had no symptoms.* You should monitor yourself to watch for symptoms and take recommended precautions (e.g., wear a mask, physically distance) for 14 days from your last contact with someone with COVID-19. If you were fully vaccinated, you should get tested 3-5 days after your last contact.

How do I self-quarantine? Stay home except to get medical care; do not have any visitors. If you must be in a shared space:
• Stay at least 6 feet from other people, especially those more likely to get sick.
• Wear a mask when around others. Cover your coughs and sneezes.
• Open windows and doors to increase ventilation, when possible and safe to do so.
• Use a separate bathroom if possible.
• Wash your hands often; if you can’t wash, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Clean or disinfect any surfaces you touch frequently.

Should I get tested for COVID-19 during self-quarantine? Yes, you should get tested immediately when told you may have been exposed to COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms. If you test negative, you should test again 5–7 days after your last contact with someone with COVID19. Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms should get tested right away. COVID testing in California is free to anyone who needs it. You can book a free test appointment, find a walk-in test clinic, or buy a self-test kit from your local drugstore. Find a testing site online or call (833) 422-4255 or 211.

What should I do if I start to have symptoms? Immediately isolate yourself from others and get tested. Contact your healthcare provider with questions about your symptoms or care and alert them if you are in a high-risk group.

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Sep
14
2021

Clinical effects of ivermectin overdose include gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Overdoses are associated with hypotension and neurologic effects such as decreased consciousness, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, coma, and death. Ivermectin may potentiate the effects of other drugs that cause central nervous system depression such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates.

If you or someone you know is showing signs of an ivermectin overdose, call 911.

All suspected cases should also be reported to the Poison Control Center by calling 1-800-222-1222.

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Sep
13
2021

COVID-19 vaccination has continued to provide robust protection against hospitalization and death even after the highly contagious Delta variant became the dominant variant in late June. If you aren’t fully vaccinated and get COVID-19, your risk of being hospitalized or dying is more than 10X higher than that of someone who is fully vaccinated.

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Sep
9
2021

There has been a lot of talk about monoclonal antibodies lately. What are they and how do they work? And how do they compare to the vaccine?

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Sep
7
2021

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 - Open

  • Health Committee - (4) Vacant

  • Events Committee - (2) 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.

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Sep
7
2021

KAREN GALLARDO

  • I’m a respiratory therapist. With the fourth wave of the pandemic in full swing, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, the trajectory of the patients I see, from admission to critical care, is all too familiar. When they’re vaccinated, their COVID-19 infections most likely end after Stage 1. If only that were the case for everyone.

    Get vaccinated. If you choose not to, here’s what to expect if you are hospitalized for a serious case of COVID-19.

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Aug
31
2021

The information below is great to have, not only because our area has the chance for some inclement weather this week, but because disasters can occur at any time. Please also download the Quechan Emergency Contact List and update with your personal and family emergency contacts. Keep this in your kit and update it regularly. 

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Aug
26
2021

YUMA, Ariz. (Aug 26, 2021) – As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb in our community, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and all YRMC outpatient clinics, including the Cancer Center will return to its highest level of visitor restrictions on Monday, August 30.

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Aug
23
2021

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.

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Aug
19
2021

The Quechan Senior Center will be closed effective August 18, 2021 through September 1, 2021 due to a confirmed positive Covid-19 case within the department. Immediate action has been taken including shutting down the department for cleaning and sanitation as a continuing precaution to plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19 in coordination with the guidance from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Quechan Indian Tribe Covid-19 Re-Opening Plan. Furthermore an assessment will be performed by our TERO/Safety Officer who will confirm that the facility has been properly cleaned prior to the re-opening of the office.

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Aug
10
2021

Protect yourself. Protect our families. Protect our elders. Protect our children.

All three vaccines are highly effective against all known strains of the virus, including the Delta variant.

Who can get the vaccine: Everyone 12 years of age and older.

For a clinic appointment or information contact: Ft. Yuma IHS at 760-572-4711

For an at home appointment or information contact: Nancy West, RN at 760-572-4685.

Protect our Culture! Kwat'san et sah thoy kavah show'k!

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Aug
10
2021

In the video you will hear about updates related to Covid-19 from the Quechan Tribal Council, the Emergency Management and Covid-19 mitigation team.

 

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Aug
7
2021

While it is heartbreaking to think about Cathie Soliz leaving us too soon, she left behind a legacy we can celebrate.  Cathie was always ready for what the day had in store, she would be the go to person for the staff when it came to supplying us with the tools needed to get our work done.  From the cellphones we used for communication to the fleet of cars used for transportation.  Even the keys to open the doors to the offices and buildings all we worked in.

Cathie made the office more festive during the Christmas season.  From the wreaths on the office doors to the 12 foot tree and the decorations throughout the building that made the Tribal Administration building feel festive.

To many she was more than just a co-worker, she was a friend too that would take the time in her busy day to sit and listen to you when you needed someone to talk to.

Cathie passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021.  Even to this day it is news that is still hard to accept.  September of this year would have been her 25th anniversary as an employee of the Quechan Indian Tribe.  Cathie was the Heart and Soul of the Property and Supply department.  Her time here will always be remembered.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones.  And our thanks for the time she gave us here at work to help and support not just the staff but also the community and membership.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. Neumann Catholic Church, 11545 E. 40TH Street, Yuma, AZ 85367

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Aug
4
2021

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will break ground on a US 95 widening project in Yuma on August 23. Crews will reconstruct and widen US 95 from a two lane, undivided highway to five lanes. Once completed, the highway will include two travel lanes in each direction and a center two-way left turn lane that will provide a high level of service to meet the connectivity needs of surrounding urban, agricultural, military, and distant metropolitan areas. ADOT expects the project to be completed in Summer 2023.

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Aug
3
2021

Let’s reach community immunity!
Protect yourself. Protect your family. Protect your elders.

AT HOME VACCINATION AVAILABLE!

Who can get the vaccine: Everyone 12 years of age and older.

For an appointment or information contact: Nancy West, RN at 760-572-4685.

You should not get a COVID-19 vaccine if you:
• Have had a known COVID-19 exposure and are currently quarantined
• Have symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell
• Have a pending COVID-19 test

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