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.
All Sunset Health locations have Monday through Friday Provider appointments available to determine if COVID-19 testing is indicated. Sunset Health is required to complete the testing consistent with the patient's insurance coverage. The screening and specimen collection will be done by the Sunset Provider. Test result are currently taking 7 to 10 days to come back. For ongoing updates you can follow us on Facebook @sunsethealth
Sunset Health Locations:
- San Luis - 815 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. San Luis, AZ 85349 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Somerton - 115 N. Somerton Ave. Somerton, AZ 85350 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Yuma - 675 N. Avenue B Yuma, AZ 85364 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Yuma - 2060 W. 24th St. Yuma, AZ 85364 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Wellton - 10425 Williams St. Wellton, AZ 85356 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
For more information call (928) 819-8999.
On Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am Sunset Health located at 815 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Luis, Arizona will be conducting its Covid-19 Drive-Thru testing as part of the Arizona Testing Blitz.
Regional Center for Border Health, Inc/San Luis Walking Clinic, Inc. is providing screenings every day at the following locations:
Drive-Thru Stations are open 6:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday through Friday
- Somerton: 950 East Main Street, Somerton, Arizona
- San Luis: 1896 East Babbitt Lane, San Luis, Arizona
Walk-In Testing are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
San Luis Urgent Care: 1233 North Main Street, San Luis, Arizona
On June 8, 2020, the Yuma County Area Transit YCAT confirmed that one of our YCAT employees have tested positive for COVID-19. It is not confirmed that the exposure happened while on duty, but it is important that we remain vigilant in our effort to reduce the spread. Employee’s last date at work was May 30, 2020.
Cocopah Emergency Manager Mike Fila and Ft. Yuma Health Care Center Incident Commander Jeremy B. Woodruff have details about COVID 19 testing.
The Fort Yuma Health Care Center is located on the Quechan Tribe Indian Reservation in Winterhaven, California.
You may view the video by clicking here: Covid-19 Testing At FYHCC
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
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