Tribe holds 2nd mass testing for COVID-19

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Dozens of volunteers and trained health care professionals made this event possible on the Southern Ute Reservation.
Portrait of a health care worker with International MedicalRelief
Samantha Maez, Tribal Information Services, helps volunteers fills out a questioner prior to testing.
Volunteers welcome tribal members and employees to Wednesday’s drive-thru testing event.
The Incident Command Team’s PIO, Amy Barry, takes a shift on the frontlines, welcoming tribal members and employees to Wednesday’s drive-thru testing event.
Southern Ute elder, Raymond Frost gets checked in for the drive-thru viral testing event at the Sky Ute Casino Resort parking lot.
Robin Duffy-Wirth checks in on volunteers throughout the two-day testing event, making sure everyone’s needs were met on site.
Southern Ute Councilwoman, Marge Barry, volunteers as a greeter during the testing event on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Southern Ute Indian Tribe, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Health Care System set up in the Sky Ute Casino Resort parking lot for the Tribe’s second voluntary Drive-through Viral Testing Event on Wednesday, August 12, and continued the testing through Thursday, Aug. 13. The free COVID-19 testing was open to Southern Ute tribal elders, tribal members, tribal employees and the Ignacio community, all were encouraged to participate.  

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