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Nov
30
2020

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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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
23
2020

The Quechan Enrollment Office will be closed Monday, November 23, 2020 through Monday, November 30, 2020.

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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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Nov
6
2020

The Quechan Tribal Council, with growing concern for the health and safety of our Tribal membership, employees and the surroundng communities of Yuma and Imperial Counties we have made a decision to temporarily close tribal operations beginning on Friday, November 6, 2020 through November 19, 2020 (subject to change) which is ten (10) business days to slow the spread of COVID-19.

During our closure, the Tribal Administration will be closed to the general public and will only be accessed by authorized personnel until further notice.  Below is a listing of the Tribal Programs and Facilities that are currently operating as well as contact information.  The Tribal Council strongly encourages that you call or email for an appointment also we ask for your patience with Programs that provide services to the membership as you may experience longer than normal wait times.

By taking these steps, our Tribal Administration is committed to protecting our Tribal Members and Community.  In addition, Tribal Council and our Emergency Response Team have been working diligently with state and local officials and following CDC Guidelines, in order to protect our empoyee´s safety and the guidance to handling COVID-19 related complaints, referrals and COVID-19 testing amongst our membership.

Please continue to take preventive measures to keep you and those around you safe.  Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, distance yourself from others, avoid touching your face, avoid those who are sick and use hand sanitizer containing 60% or more alcohol if water is not available.

These are trying and uncertain times and we would like to thank our membership, and dedicated employees for helping us take the preventive measures for the benefit of many.  In the meantime, we will continue to pray for the health and saftey of everyone.  If you show any symptoms please seek immediate care with your health care provider.

Stay Safe,
Quechan Tribal Council

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Oct
29
2020

Until further notice, the Election Board Office/Staff is being temporarily relocated to the A.D.A.P.P Building (1888 San Pasqual Rd, Winterhaven, CA 92283) due to unforeseen construction.

The office will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  If you have any questions please call (928) 919-8612.

 

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Oct
16
2020

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 Cafeteria
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:
? Cafetería
? 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 sgarcia@spvusd.org

Schedule is subject to change

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Oct
16
2020

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 nmoe@spvusd.org 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

Jesse Moe:  760-572-0222 ext 2277 or jmoe@spvusd.org
Stephen Ferrer:  760-572-0222 ext. 2195 or sferrer@spvusd.org

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Oct
16
2020

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.

REMEMBER
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

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Oct
16
2020

The Quechan Tribal Council presents its Quechan Tribal Newsletter for October 2020.  In this issue they discuss:

  • Corona Virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT)
  • Projects
  • U.S. Census
  • Updates to Policy and Procedures
  • Stay At Home Order Still In Effect on the Reservation
  • Halloween Events Cancellation
  • Fall Is The Time For Change

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Oct
15
2020

Starting Thursday October, 15th 2020, the Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a weekly  Covid-19 Care Kits Drive-Thru distribution for all enrolled Quechan tribal members 18 years and older at The Quechan Community Center.

*Care Kits have already been distributed to the Elder tribal members who are signed up for home deliveries with the Quechan Senior Nutrition Center.   

These kits contain:

  • Digital thermometer and temperature record card
  • (2) Masks
  • Surface cleaner
  • Pulse oximeter
  • (2) Pill organizer
  • Quick guide to “Stay Safe, Stay Clear, Stay Clean, Stay Strong”
  • Symptom checker
  • Informational pamphlets regarding Covid-19, hand washing, facial coverings, and pulse oximetry instructions & usage

 

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Oct
5
2020

THE QUECHAN INDIAN TRIBE WILL SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE FOLLOWING GRANT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) CARES ACT PLAN

THE APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AT THE:
TRIBAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
350 PICACHO ROAD, FORT YUMA INDIAN RESERVATION, WINTERHAVEN, CA 92283
on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 through Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

WRITTEN COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY LIAISON IN WRITING.

THIS POSTING IS IN COMPLIANCE AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 6 76(A)(2) (B) OF THE CSBG ACT

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Oct
2
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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Oct
1
2020

An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. They strike without warning, at any time of year, day or night. Forty-five U.S. states and territories are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes. Learn what to do to keep your loved ones safe!

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Sep
24
2020

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
Enrollment Committee - (1) Vacant
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Please submit letters of interest to:
Regina Escalanti, Tribal Council Secretary of the Tribal Administration Office
Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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