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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
Completed applications will be processed when they are received.
A Power Point presentation regarding the Covid-19 disease has been created containing useful information.
You may view the presentation by clicking here.
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.
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.
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.
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
For more information, please email Andrea Bowers at AndreaBowers@co.imperial.ca.us.
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.
• 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.
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
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 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:
? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule is subject to change
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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
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)
- 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
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
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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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.
The Quechan Tribe’s COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program has been developed to provide assistance to small businesses owned by enrolled members of the Tribe, as well as business enterprises wholly owned by the Tribe, that have suffered business interruption costs incurred due to COVID-19 required closures. The Program Description is now available for review, and the Application will be released on Monday, August 31, 2020.
Open to Parents/Legal Guardians of Enrolled Quechan Tribal Members only (3–18 year olds).
The 2020 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; Education supplies, Electronic Items, Cleaning Supplies, Food for Student, Utilities, personal hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).