The Paradise Event Center located at 450 Picacho Drive, Yuma AZ will be opening as a Cooling Center starting Monday, July 18, 2022 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Masks are required to enter the center and personal protective equipment will be provided to those without.
The Quechan Indian Tribe 2022 School Covid-19 Readiness Assistance Program is Open to Parents/Legal Guardians of Enrolled Quechan Tribal Members only (3-18 year olds).
The 2022 School Covid-19 Readiness Program has been developed to assist school age children (Headstart:-12th Grade) during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
This assistance is to purchase items to prepare the Student for Distance Learning online or those attending school on campus. Items such as; Clothing, Education supplies, Electronic Items, Cleaning Supplies, Food for Student, Utilities, personal hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
In March 2022, CDC recommended a second COVID-19 booster for adults ages 50 years and older and people ages 12 years and older who have weakened immune systems. So far, only about 28% of adults ages 50 years and older with a first booster dose have received a second booster dose. This means that millions of people are now six or seven months past their first booster and could be more vulnerable to BA.4 and BA.5, the newest lineages of Omicron.
It took Pfizer and Moderna more time to release a COVID-19 vaccine for our youngest children and for a good reason...safety. We now can protect children ages 6 mo.+ against severe disease from COVID19 with safe and effective vaccines. Schedule an appointment with your child's healthcare provider before they head off to daycare, pre-k or school this fall. Protect our children, protect our families, protect our communities.
COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available For: Everyone 6 months and older.
To schedule an appointment call: 760-572-4711 or 800-862-4911 (toll-free)
Fort Yuma Health Center 401 E. Picacho Road Winterhaven, CA 92283
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
An Excessive Heat Watch was issued for Monday, July 11th from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM Monday evening by the National Weather Service (Phoenix, AZ Forecast Office)
*WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions possible. Afternoon temperatures 109 to 115.
*WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest Arizona and southeast and southern California.
*WHEN…From Monday morning (10:00 AM) through Monday evening (8:00 PM).
*IMPACTS...High Heat Risk. Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to heat stroke.
Several wheat fields will be burned Thursday, July 7, 2022 and Friday, July 8, 2022 in the Baseline and San Pasqual School Rd.
In case of smoke drift please stay indoors.
The fields will be Lots 1, 2, 4, 14 and 15.
Please refer to image for locations.
Lots 14 and 15 have been burned on Thursday, 7/7/22.
Lots 1, 2 and 4 will be burned on Friday, 7/8/22.
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 - (4) Vacant
Health Committee - (3) Vacant
Events Committee - (1) Vacant
Higher Education - (1) Vacant
Cultural Committee - (2) Vacant
Election Board Clerk II - (1) Vacant
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Please submit letters of interest to: Kaylee N. Hartt,Interim Tribal Council Secretary of the Tribal Administration Office.
Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Quechan Animal Control department is giving out FREE tick medications for dogs and cats.
The brown dog tick mostly feeds on dogs, biting humans occasionally. It can spread Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) to dogs and people, and ehrlichiosis to dogs. It’s most active where it is hot and dry.
Prevent tick bites:
- Check for ticks on people and pets daily
- Wear insect repellant
- Treat pets for ticks
Have You Seen Ticks?
Contact: Quechan Animal Control at (928)-920-9336 or (928)-919-5132.
Flea and tick treatment:
- Small dog collar: 7 weeks or older (8 month treatment)
- Chews: 6 months or older (3 month treatment) with a weight range of 10 lbs to 123 lbs.
- Feline topical: 6 months or older (2 month treatment) with a weight range of 2.6lbs to 13.8 lbs
First Come, First Serve.
Beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2022, the parking lots at FYHCC will be undergoing maintenance. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday a different section of the parking throughout the compound will be closed for the day.
The attached photos provide a visual of the color-coded closures and redirection of parking for staff and patients.
KAWC presents “National Native News” Monday - Friday from 11:01 – 11:05 AM.
IMPERIAL COUNTY- The Imperial County Public Health Department announced today that a local mosquito pool has tested positive for Saint Louis Encephalitis (SLE). The mosquito pool was collected In the townsite of Wlnterhaven at the Imperial County Sheriff Substation, 518 Railroad Ave. The sample was collected on June 22nd and results were received today, June 30th.
The new Arizona Native Scholars Grant program, the first of its kind for a public Arizona university, will cover tuition and mandatory fees for full-time undergraduate students from Arizona's 22 federally recognized tribes studying on the main campus.
We are excited to have 3 additional sites this season. Our partners at Our Choice Human Services have volunteered to be a water distribution site. The Wellton and Foothills libraries will be supporting East Yuma County as water/cooling sites.
The Water Sites are places where individuals can go to receive free bottled water and the Cooling Centers are air-conditioned indoor locations that provide refuge from the heat during the day. Drinking fountains or free bottled water are available.
The 4th of July Celebration is approaching fast. To reserve your booth, vendors must have a valid business permit with the Quechan Indian Tribe and must complete a booth reservation application.
Applications can be picked up at the EDA office, located at 604 Picacho Road, Suite 4, Winterhaven, CA 92283
A fee of $50 is required for Food/Arts & Crafts vendors, which includes a
$30 clean up deposit.
A fee of $200 is required for Fireworks vendors, which includes a $100 clean up deposit. No vendor will be accepted without a valid Business Permit on file.
The Deadline for Booth/Vendor Reservations is Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Office Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. Closed during Lunch Hour: 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
The safest place to be during a thunderstorm is indoors and away from windows. You want four walls surrounding you- that means no open garages, porches, covered decks, or picnic shelters. The next best place to be is in a hard-topped vehicle with windows rolled up. With monsoon season starting, it is important to check weather forecasts before planning outdoor activities.
YCPAD staff report the following St. Louis encephalitis virus positive mosquito pools from traps placed on the night of June 13th:
Yuma East Wetlands -Levee Curve and Center
Please be careful while in the area and please apply mosquito repellent and use precaution when outside.
YCPAD will be doing an aerial drop of the Yuma East Wetlands next week.
St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Most people infected with SLE virus do not have symptoms. Those people who do become ill may experience fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and tiredness. Some people may develop neuroinvasive disease, such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord). In rare cases, long-term disability or death can occur. There are no vaccines to prevent or medicines to treat SLE. You can reduce your risk of infection with SLE virus by using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and taking steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors.
The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 8 in Yuma beginning Wednesday, June 22, at 5 a.m.
Maintenance crews are scheduled to repair potholes.
The following restrictions will occur from 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Westbound I-8 between Harold C. Giss Parkway (milepost 1) and the Arizona/California border will be reduced to one lane.
- A 16 foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.
ADOT reminds motorists to plan for delays, proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and watch for construction personnel and equipment.
Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated can help protect you from severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3CJme0v
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Emergency Use Authorization for COVID19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years, and CDC's recommendations are expected soon.
Ahead of this news, our faculty explain why it’s important for young kids to be vaccinated: https://publichealth.jhu.edu/2022/10-reasons-to-vaccinate-your-5-under-child-for-covid-19-as-soon-as-possible