PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

To: All Tribal Members, Residents, and Visitors to the Soboba Reservation

From: Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Tribal Council

Re: COVID-19 Guidance

Date: June 25, 2020

The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Tribal Council is taking every precaution to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the members and residents of the Soboba Indian Reservation. As California reopens, we all need to work together to create a safe, low risk environment. Therefore, the Tribal Council wishes to extend the following general guidelines and resources for your safety.

What if I had exposure to someone with COVID-19?

Please try to quarantine yourself for 14 days from the date you suspect the exposure happened. Check your temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough or shortness of breath. If during the 14-day quarantine symptoms arise, please see question below.

What if I have symptoms?

If a person develops symptoms of COVID-19 and has reason to believe they may have been exposed, they should call their health care provider before seeking care. Contacting them in advance will make sure that people can get the care they need without putting others at risk. Please be sure to tell your health care provider about your travel history. You can also take the following precautionary measures: avoid contact with sick individuals, wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

Soboba Indian Health Clinic is currently conducting tests for individuals that show symptoms.

Soboba Indian Health Clinic
607 Donna Way, San Jacinto, CA 92583
(951) 654-0803

For a full list of testing locations, including those that will test even without symptoms, visit the following link:
https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, are waiting for test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please try to quarantine yourself and stay home. At home, please try to stay in a specific room and away from other people. If available, use a separate bathroom from others in your household. If you need to interact with others in your home, please wear a facemask.
For further information, please see the following link:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your healthcare provider. The Tribal Council wishes everyone stays safe during this difficult time.

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March 31, 2020

Dear Soboba Tribal Member,

As of March 31, 2020, at 4 p.m., the Soboba Casino Resort will be temporarily suspending operations until April 30, 2020. After days of monitoring the Coronavirus COVI D-19 Pandemic and numerous council meetings, the Soboba Tribal Council believes this action serves in the best interest of the patrons, employees, and most importantly, the reservation community. Updates will continue in one or all of the following: Soboba APP, handouts at the access gate, and mail correspondence. If you wish to receive a notification via email, provide your email address to Dione Kitchen dione@soboba-nsn.gov. Any financial information will be sent to the tribal member mailing address and email.

Sincerely,

SOBOBA TRIBAL COUNCIL

 

 

March 17, 2020

Dear Soboba Tribal Member,

As of March 18, 2020, 4 p.m., the Soboba Casino Resort will be temporarily suspending operations until April 1, 2020. After days of monitoring the Coronavirus COVI D-19 Pandemic and numerous council meetings, the Soboba Tribal CounciI believes this action serves in the best interest of the patrons, employees, and most importantly, the reservation community. Updates will continue in one or all of the following: Soboba APP, handouts at the access gate, and mail correspondence. If you wish to receive notification via email, provide your email address to Dione Kitchen dione@soboba-nsn.gov. Any financial information will be sent to tribal member mailing address and/or email.

Sincerely,

SOBOBA TRIBAL COUNCIL

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March 15, 2020

Dear Soboba Tribal Member,

As the Soboba Tribal Council continues to monitor the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, below is an update and contingency plans we developed to mitigate this crisis.

Tribal Operations

Tribal Administration departments will remain open as scheduled. The preschool is closed and Noli School is closed to students only.

Casino Operations

Soboba Casino Resort will maintain operations. The casino has seen a reduction in patrons this month, specifically this week, and may continue during this crisis. Casino management continues to monitor and will make necessary operation adjustments when the time comes.

Emergency Preparedness

The Tribal Council and TERC are working diligently obtaining resources.

Please be advised these contingency plans are subject to change as this crisis changes on a daily basis. We will continue to closely monitor and provide updates as they come in. If you have not done so, please download the Soboba APP as this is the quickest way to keep you updated. We are praying for the best and strongly believe prayer is powerful. Don’t lose faith. Hopefully this will be over soon. The Tribal Council is here for you day and night to answer any question you may have.

Please continue to check your mail in the upcoming days. Important confidential financial information will be sent out.

Sincerely,

SOBOBA TRIBAL COUNCIL

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March 12, 2020

Dear Soboba Tribal Member,

We are sending this message as part of our on-going efforts to assure the health and safety of the Soboba Reservation community. We are fully aware there is a great deal of concern and questions in need of answers, and it is our goal to provide as much accurate information as available and will continue to do so.

With reported cases of coronavirus in the United States, and now in the counties close to the reservation, it is critical that we all work together and take reasonable precautions.

Information on the Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Riverside University Health System-Public Health (RUHS-PH) continue to closely monitor an outbreak of the 2019 Coronavirus. The most up-to-date national information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION:
https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus

What You Can Do

According to the CDC, the coronavirus spreads most often from person to person between people within about six feet apart, known as “close contacts”. This is because the virus spread is believed to occur when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is VERY similar to how the influenza and other respiratory illnesses spread.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

What to Do If You Become Sick

There is quite a bit of news and information related to the coronavirus. Simply because you cough or have a runny nose does not mean you are infected with a virus. Don’t forget we have weathered similar storms with the H1N1 virus and many other influenza strains.

If you are sick, stay home and contact your doctor. Tell them what your symptoms are. This will help them determine how to best help you.

Travel

In our efforts to assure the health and safety of the Soboba Reservation community, the Tribal Council strongly recommends that you reconsider non-essential travel.

Members are encouraged to monitor the current reports by the CDC and seriously consider amending their travel plans to those areas where the infection rate is high.

If you have scheduled or are planning to travel to areas which have been identified as high risk, we encourage you and any members of your party to seek advice from you physician upon your return.

As we obtain more information about the coronavirus we will share it with the Members. You can receive updates by downloading the Soboba Tribe Alert App on your phones. Just go to the App Store on your Smart phone and type in “Soboba Tribe” and then download onto your phone. Once Downloaded please ensure your notifications are turned on.

Sincerely,

Soboba Tribal Council

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